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(July 2nd. 2009)Plagued by violence, drug trafficking, and corruption, Colombia is one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a journalist. We look at what kind of speech is being silenced, by whom, and how. Today, independent journalists working up against the boundries of free speech share with us their struggle to tell the stories of the country’s bloody reality, a task they feel is key to creating more peaceful Colombia. Join us next, when we speak to award winning journalist Hollman Morris. Morris explains why the secret police monitor his activities and the president calls him a terrorist. He and others like him work to expose the reasons and effects of Colombia’s conflicts. They speak out despite the risk to their lives to give voice to the victims of war, the indigenous, the opposition, working to achieve peace.