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Honduran organizer of freedom of expression march receives death threats


Honduran independent journalist and human rights activist Itsmania Pineda Platero reported that she has been receiving constant death threats over the phone, according to Reporters Without Borders. Read more »


Honduran police end 2011 by attacking, threatening two TV journalists


The December holidays did not bring a respite for journalists under attack in Honduras. The Committee for Freedom of Expression in Honduras (C-Libre in Spanish) expressed concern that members of the National Police threatened a cameraman with death and intimidated a television correspondent during the last days of 2011. As a result, the Spanish organization Christian Action for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT in Spanish) sent a letter to Honduran president Porfirio Lobo demanding efficient measures to stop aggression against journalists in Honduras, reported El Heraldo. Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Honduras, making 17 slain in two years


The Honduran radio journalist Luz Marina Paz Villalobos was shot to death Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, according to the Associated Press. Paz Villalobos is the 17th journalist killed in this Central American country since 2010. Read more »


Police exposé linked to shooting attack on newspaper, Honduran editor says


Gunmen shot at the offices of the La Tribuna newspaper in Honduras early in the morning of Dec. 5, reported C-Libre. A security guard was injured in the attack but is in stable condition, according to Prensa Latina. Witnesses reported seeing men in a gray vehicle fire 10 shots into the newspaper offices, leaving bullet holes in the walls and shattering a glass door, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read more »


Editorial forces Honduran president to address impunity, attacks on reporters


Honduran President Porfirio Lobo met with media leaders Friday, Nov. 25, to address journalist protection and threats against the press, reported the newspaper La Tribuna. Read more »


Honduran reporters threatened after accusing police of killing university students


Honduran journalists covering police and judicial issues publicly denounced the National Police for threatening and harassing them because of their investigations into the killing of two students from the National University of Honduras, according to IFEX and C-Libre. Read more »


Impunity, torture suggest political nature behind attacks on Honduran journalists

Since Honduran President Porfirio Lobo took office on Jan. 27, 2010, following disputed elections, 16 journalists in the Central American country have been killed and none of the crimes have been solved. Read more »


Second suspect in killing of Honduran journalist goes free


A criminal court in Honduras acquitted the main suspect in the killing of journalist David Meza Montesinos, who was shot to death in March 11 2010, reported Proceso. Read more »



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