Belize / Americas

Journalists attacked in Belize since 1992


CPJ urges OAS not to weaken human rights system

Dear OAS Ministers of Foreign Affairs: Ahead of the assembly of the Organization of American States on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to oppose any attempts to debilitate the regional human rights system. The failure of member states to preserve the autonomy and independence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its special rapporteur on freedom of expression would make citizens throughout the hemisphere more vulnerable to human rights violations and represent a blow to democracy in the Americas.

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BELIZE: Journalist beaten outside home in Belize City

OCTOBER 2, 2007 Posted December 19, 2007 Rufus X, Krem Radio, Krem TV ATTACKED An unidentified assailant attacked Rufus X, host of news programs on local Krem TV and Krem Radio, outside his home in Belize City, breaking his arm with an iron rod, according to reports on the local press.

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BELIZE: Unidentified individuals vandalize local journalist’s car

SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 Posted December 18, 2007 Evan Hyde, Amandala, Krem TV, Krem Radio THREATENED Unidentified individuals vandalized a car owned by Hyde, host of news programs on Belize City-based TV Krem and Radio Krem and contributor to the local biweekly publication Amandala, outside his home in Belize City on September 28. According to reports…

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CPJ concerned about threats against journalist who has fled to the United States

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about threats made against Belize journalist Melvin Flores, who fled to the United States. Flores began receiving threats and menacing telephone calls following the publication of an exposé about corruption in Belize City, the country’s largest metropolis. Flores, 33, is a prominent investigative journalist who…

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