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Honduran journalists face aggression and harassment after controversial presidential elections

*This post has been updated to include new of three international journalists who were deported in the aftermath of the elections. Read more »


Honduran cameraman who reported receiving threats is killed in Copán

A cameraman who reported receiving death threats was killed in western Honduras on Oct. 23.

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Carlos Oveniel Lara, a 23-year-old cameraman for Canal 12 Telemaya in Copán, was shot around 6 a.m. upon leaving for work, according to El Tiempo. Read more »


Apparent threat left for journalists at Honduran newspaper a month after attack on director

Employees from Honduran newspaper El Libertador found a message appearing to threaten its journalists in front of their offices on Sept. 21 in Tegucigalpa. This comes a month after newspaper director Johnny Lagos and his wife, Lurbin Yadira, also a journalist, survived a shooting. Read more »


Honduran journalist critical of irregularities in his town is killed by hitmen

Hitmen on motorcycles shot and killed journalist Carlos Williams Flores in the town of Tegucigalpita, Honduras on the afternoon of Sept 13.


Director of Honduran newspaper El Libertador and wife survive shooting in Tegucigalpa

Honduran journalists Johnny Lagos and Lurbin Yadira Cerrato of El Libertador newspaper were shot on Aug. 24 in the capital of Tegucigalpa.

Lagos, the newspaper's director, and his wife were attacked after leaving the offices of El Libertador in the neighborhood of Palermo, in the eastern region of the Honduran capital, The Associated Press (AP) reported. Read more »


Lawyers back Honduran journalists against law that could violate freedom of expression

The Honduran Bar Association joined dozens of journalists who protested the morning of Aug. 16 outside the Supreme Court in Tegucigalpa to demand the repeal of Article 335-B of the Honduran Penal Code, which they consider to be contrary to freedom of expression. Read more »


Honduran cameraman killed after seeking refuge in Veracruz, Mexico

Honduran cameraman Edwin Rivera Paz, 28, was murdered in Acayucan, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, on July 9.


Commission warns of impunity in 91 percent of violent deaths of media workers in Honduras

From 2001 to the present, 69 media professionals in Honduras have died in violent circumstances, and people have been sentenced in only six of those cases. That is, 91 percent of the deaths remains in impunity, according to a report by the country’s National Commission of Human Rights (CONADEH for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


Honduran Congress approves jail sentences for journalists who make justifications for terrorism

This story has been updated to include the response of the National Congress of Honduras to the request from the Honduran College of Journalists to amend the law.

Journalists who make justifications for hate or incite terrorism publicly or through media could receive punishments of between four and eight years in prison, according to a recent reform to the antiterrorism law approved by the National Congress of Honduras. Read more »


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