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Photo Credit: Courtesy El Colombiano

JUAN CARLOS BENAVIDES AREVALO

News Organization: MANANTIAL ESTEREO

Died: 2003

Location: COLOMBIA

The radio reporter was killed while traveling on Aug. 22 to cover a town hall meeting between the Colombian president and regional officials in Puerto Asis in Putumayo state. His vehicle was fired upon by a rebel group manning a roadblock. Benavides Arevalo, 25, was killed; another reporter traveling with him was wounded. The community radio station is operated by the local Roman Catholic diocese.