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Topic “Honduras”

Radio reporter threatened, journalism student killed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras


The Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, now considered the most dangerous city in the world for the 159 killings per each 100,000 persons -- surpassing the violence of Ciudad Juárez in Mexico -- has become a hostile place for journalists. Read more »


IAPA president discusses proposed media law with Honduran president


Milton Coleman, president of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and an editor of The Washington Post, visited Honduras on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to talk with President Porfirio Lobo about a proposed bill to regulate the Honduran media, reported Proceso. Read more »


Honduran soldiers threaten foreign correspondents covering land conflicts


An Italian journalist criticized Honduran soldiers for intimidating and threatening foreign press members who were covering the International Gathering for Human Rights, held in the Lower Aguán, a valley in northern Honduras where farm workers seeking to reclaim their lands have suffered repression and abuse, reported the organization C-Libre. Read more »


New Knight Center map chronicles attacks on journalists in Central America

With violence, political unrest and impunity increasingly taking hold of Latin America, freedom of expression is constantly being violated in Central American countries, with journalists being threatened, attacked, intimidated, kidnapped, tortured and killed for political, monetary, criminal and ideological motivations. Read more »


Honduras joins Cuba in denying journalists permission to travel to Brazil


A Honduran journalist was kept from traveling to Brazil on Feb. 3, when he was ordered to appear in court, reported the Committee for Freedom of Expression in Honduras. Read more »


Honduran reporter receives death threats after criticizing military repression of protest


Honduran journalist Gilda Silvestrucci announced she received death threats over the phone mentioning the ages of her children and where they could be found, and family members were questioned about her, reported the organization C-Libre. Read more »


Lawyer shot to death in Honduras after denouncing police torture to newspapers


A lawyer who served as a newspaper source was killed in Honduras on Jan. 17, three days after speaking out against police abuse and torture, reported the freedom of expression organization C-Libre. Read more »


Reporters kept from interviewing immigrant detainees in Honduras


Honduran freedom of expression NGO C-Libre accused a regional office of the Honduran National Commission of Human Rights (CONADEH) of restricting journalists from taking photos, videos, and interviewing immigrants held in a detention center in the city of Choluteca, in the south of the country. Read more »


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