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Topic “Honduras”

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 »

Television reporter survives armed attack in Honduras

A television reporter from Honduras is recovering from a bullet wound in the leg after surviving an armed attack that left more than twenty bullet holes in his car the night of Friday, Oct. 28, according to Indo Asian News Service and El Tiempo. Read more »

UN rapporteur aims to investigate rising violence against Honduran journalists

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression said he would ask the Honduran government permission to investigate the killings of 16 journalists in the Central American country since the June 2009 coup d'état, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »

Honduras and Peru top list of most death threats against journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) announced that 12 Latin American journalists received death threats in the last month. The grim practice has become disturbingly common in countries like Honduras and Peru, where the highest number of cases originated. Read more »

Honduran journalist attacked; laptop with coup d'état information stolen

Gunmen attacked journalist Edgardo Antonio Escoto Amador, known as "Washo," and stole his laptop containing valuable information, reported the organization C-Libre Honduras. Read more »


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