Officials sentenced in Colombia for spying on journalists

""Spying on the press violates one of the central precepts of journalism: that reporters will be able to protect their sources, particularly in an environment as risky as Colombia, which historically has been one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the region," said Geoffrey King, CPJ's Internet advocacy coordinator, from New York. "The sentencing of Hurtado and Moreno sets an important precedent for leaders around the world who seek to snoop through journalists' records with impunity.""