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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Jessé Medina Parra

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Jessé Medina Parra, January 1995, available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]
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El Fogonazo
January 28, 1994, in Cucuta, Colombia

Medina Parra, a journalist with a local radio station in conflict-ridden Cucuta, was killed on his way to work when an unidentified gunman shot him three times in the head before escaping on a motorcycle. Medina Parra hosted a morning show during which listeners called in to complain about government corruption.

Job:Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Corruption
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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