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Fredy Munoz

Fredy Munoz Altamiranda (born in Cartagena) is a Colombian journalist who works for Venezuela-based TV network teleSUR as correspondent in Bogota, having worked in the profession for 12 years. In November 19, 2006, he was arrested while arriving back in Bogota airport on the grounds of an alleged "connection with terrorism". The Colombian attorney-general office says Munoz was allegedly implicated by former FARC guerrilla fighters currently in jail, while teleSUR sustains Colombian judicial authorities are suppressing press freedoms by stimulating false accusations through their "awarded treachery" program.

Munoz has been working on stories which relate blasts against public services (such as power lines) in rural Colombia to military and police forces, instead of FARC-authored attacks on which they are usually blamed. According to his superiors in teleSur, this has raised discontent against him among Colombian authorities, who would have made up ungrounded accusations.

The credibility of Munoz has been compromised since the outlets for his writings have very close connections with the FARC and the government of Hugo Chavez who has blocked press establishments opposed to his positions in Venezuela.

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