With another journalist murdered in Honduras on Tuesday, bringing the total killed since March to eight, the country’s press is understandably jittery. In a new documentary jointly produced by the Inter-American Press Association and the Video Journalism Movement, Carlos Mauricio Flores, the executive director of Tegucigalpa-based El Heraldo newspaper says, “We journalists are living in uncertainty and fear.”
The video explores a frightening possibility. Since the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009, a breakdown in society has led to ongoing violent attacks. And no one can agree on who is targeting journalists. The government, for the most part, attributes the deaths to generalized crime. Many human rights activists and journalists, however, are asking an extraordinarily pointed question: Is the state actually targeting journalists in order to silence its critics? Watch below.