English-language Media in Colombia

Information about the local and national English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Colombia...

There are a number of resources for those looking for print media, online news, radio and TV channels in English in Colombia.

Online Colombian News in English

  • Colombia Reports: Colombia's English-language online newspaper with news and relevant stories about Colombia
  • Bogotá Free Planet: English and Spanish online news from Latin America, Colombia and Bogotá, as well as other parts of the world
  • Latin American Post: News portal with up to date information about Latin America, in English
  • The Colombian Post: News portal reporting on Colombia's news and events
  • Today Colombia: Colombian news from Bogotá, Medellin and Cali
  • NTN 24: Owned by the national news channel RCN, NTN24 has Colombian news in English

Print Media

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps like the Mail Plus App from the UK's Daily Mail Group allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription.

  • The City Paper: English-language newspaper available in print and online. It features news and articles about lifestyle, business, culture and dining. It is distributed free of charge in restaurants, hotels and tourist centres in Bogotá
  • The Bogota Post: English-language newspaper for business travellers, tourists, expats and Colombians. Printed every three weeks and distributed in almost 400 locations through out the city: major hotels, restaurants, hostels, bars, embassies, and directly to a large number of businesses. The paper covers news, business and finance, international news, reader opinions and news features on topical matters, English/Spanish language sections, sport, restaurant reviews, events and entertainment. Also available online

Radio

There are a few online radio stations and podcasts available made in Colombia, which discuss Colombian politics, lifestyle and music.

Television

The main Colombian TV channels are in Spanish, but cable providers offer many well-know options and a variety of channels in their original language.

The main cable providers in Bogotá include:

  • Direct TV (website in Spanish)
    Tel: (1) 6116318
  • Claro (website in Spanish)
    Tel: (1) 6181818