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Journalists attacked in Honduras since 1992

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Honduran government declares state of emergency, suspends right to free expression

March 18, 2020 2:00 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2020 -- Honduran authorities must immediately lift newly imposed restrictions on free expression and let members of the press cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists at Honduran outlet El Perro Amarillo receive death threats online

February 26, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Managua, Nicaragua, February 26, 2020 -- Honduran authorities should investigate threats made online against journalists at the news outlet El Perro Amarillo and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Honduran TV host José Arita shot dead in Puerto Cortés

November 27, 2019 2:41 PM ET

Amsterdam, November 27, 2019— The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of TV host José Arita in northern Honduras, and urged authorities to conduct a credible and exhaustive investigation into the killing and bring those responsible to justice....

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Radio host Buenaventura Calderón shot dead in Honduras

November 6, 2019 3:22 PM ET

Amsterdam, November 6, 2019 -- Honduran authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Buenaventura Calderón, determine if the attack was related to his reporting, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Honduras, attacker holds gun to head of Radio Progreso anchor Sánchez

October 3, 2019 3:11 PM ET

Miami, October 3, 2019 —Honduran authorities must immediately investigate an attack on journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez and guarantee the safety of the press in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cablemar TV reporter Aguilar shot dead in Copán, Honduras

September 4, 2019 4:48 PM ET

Amsterdam, September 4, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Edgar Joel Aguilar, a reporter and presenter for Cablemar TV, and urged the Honduran authorities to conduct a rigorous investigation and bring those responsible to justice....

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Honduras to drop criminal defamation from new penal code

September 3, 2019 3:10 PM ET

Miami, September 3, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed an announcement by the Honduran National Congress that the country will decriminalize defamation and slander....

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Radio Globo director Romero in custody as Honduras enforces defamation ruling

March 29, 2019 3:56 PM ET

Miami, March 29, 2019--Honduran police yesterday raided the Tegucigalpa office of Radio Globo and Globo TV and took the station's director, David Romero Ellner, into custody to serve a 10-year prison sentence for defamation, according to news reports and local press freedom organization C-Libre. Romero took refuge in the...

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TV journalist Leonardo Gabriel Hernández shot dead in Honduras

March 18, 2019 4:35 PM ET

Miami, March 18, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Honduran authorities to immediately undertake a credible and rigorous investigation into the killing of journalist Leonardo Gabriel Hernández....

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Honduras court upholds journalist's 10-year prison sentence for defamation

January 15, 2019 2:58 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Honduran Supreme Court's decision to uphold a 2016 ruling sentencing journalist David Romero Ellner to 10 years in prison on criminal defamation charges....

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