Foundation for Press Freedom

The Foundation for Press Freedom or "FLIP" (Spanish: La Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa; abbreviated "FLIP") is a non-profit organization originally created to protect threatened journalists in Colombia. Currently, FLIP also follows and denounces violations to freedom of press in Colombia and defends and promotes freedom of expression and the right to access public information.

Journalist Ignacio Gómez co-founded the organization in 1996 and served as the group's director until 2001.[1] In 2010, the group won the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, awarded by the Missouri School of Journalism.[2]


  1. ^ "2002 Awardee: Ignacio Gomez". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  2. ^ Summer Harlow (29 March 2010). "Colombian press freedom organization, Mexican weekly honored for distinguished service in journalism". Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.