Hear Their Stories: Slain Journalist Pablo Medina Velázquez’s Story as Told by Agnès Callamard

In the lead-up to the one-year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, Agnès Callamard, director of Columbia’s Global Freedom of Expression initiative and a United Nations Special Rapporteur, spoke to Columbia News about the threats journalists face around the world.

The journalist Pablo Medina Velázquez was a well-known investigative journalist who worked for the Paraguayan national broadcaster ABC. His work focused on crimes committed in the city of Ypejhú. At the time of his killing, he was reporting on a story about the alleged use of toxic pesticides on local farms.
In 2014, as he was returning from an investigation, he was shot dead along with his assistant, Antonia Chamorro, whose sister was also in the car and was wounded in the attack. #HearTheirStories