first_imgNews May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information RSF_en July 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats force newspaper editor to stay at home, consider flight Reporters Without Borders today called on the authorities to provide adequate protection for Wilmar Jaramillo Velásquez, the founder and editor of the monthly El Pregonero del Darien, who is being threatened and harassed by local officials in the town of Apartadó in the northwestern department of Antioquia.”Jaramillo is in real danger and we fear he may have to bow to the demands of those threatening him and flee the region, which will be a real blow to press freedom,” the organisation said, adding: “We therefore call on the authorities to take his complaints seriously, investigate them, and give him protection so that he can resume working normally.” Jaramillo received threatening e-mail messages in November, January and April, each time telling him to leave the region within 24 hours. Then he received phone calls in May and June repeating these threats and telling him to let the mayor do his work.Fearing for his life, he now works from his home, located just 50 metres from the local office of the security services, and rarely goes out. His advertisers and his contributing journalists have also been threatened and, one by one, have stopped working with him.His newspaper has been closely following scandals implicating Apartadó mayor José Phidalgo Banguero Zapata for the past year. It reported that the mayor gave himself an illegal raise and used municipal funds to pay off his election campaign debts.Jaramillo filed a complaint about the threats but the slowness of the police investigation suggests a lack of interest in identifying and punishing those responsible.Reporters Without Borders has registered 23 press freedom violations in Colombia since the start of the year. They have ranged from death threats to physical attacks on journalists and bomb attacks on news media. Some journalists have had to flee the regions where they live and work. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Receive email alertscenter_img ColombiaAmericas News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia Reports October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a marked shift in the way we work and use technology to stay connected and execute business. Many institutions are managing remote workforce security as states navigate the ongoing effects of the pandemic, leading to a variety of challenges, including addressing cybersecurity threats.Understanding Remote Workforce RisksAs financial institutions continue remote work, criminals are adapting their tactics to target remote work environments in efforts to access your institution’s data, devices and users. There is a variety of cybersecurity risks for financial institutions to combat, including:Phishing: To capture sensitive data and spread malware, cyber criminals are launching rampant phishing attacks via email. As many employees transitioned to remote work in early 2020, phishing scams skyrocketed with attackers exploiting the need for information about the pandemic, as well as employees’ heightened stress and vulnerability. Phishing activity targeting personal email accounts has dramatically increased, and children are being specifically targeted in hackers’ attempts to compromise home networks and infiltrate work-from-home environments. continue reading »last_img read more