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Colombia: Closing of Community Radio Station Sparks Debate

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Protest

Community radio station Café Líbano, from Líbano [1] [es] in the Tolima [2] department, denounces its closing [3] by the government, pointing out that it was carried out arbitrarily. According to Cesáreo Gálvez, one of its founders, the closing is “an affront to the right to information and communication embodied in community radio.” On Twitter, Arlovich Correa (@arlovich) questions [4] [es] the government's argument of closing the station due to the station's failure to present certain paperwork.