Colombia

Luis Antonio Peralta

14 February 2015

The Federation of Colombian journalists ( FECOLPER), an IFJ affiliate, said that Peralta, owner and managing editor of Linda Radio, a station located in El Doncello, Caquet√° Department, was shot three times by two gunmen believed to be hit men while he was sitting on the house's balcon with his wife, Sofia Quintero who was also hit.

According to the staff of the radio, Peralta was an outspoken critic of the local administration and regularly reported on the impact of mining activities on the community. He had also exposed corruption in the administration, especially in public services and funding of infrastructure. Peralta was reportedly considering running in the local elections.