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Journalists attacked in Honduras since 1992

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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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Freelance reporter covering environmental activist's murder trial threatened in Honduras

September 19, 2018 6:30 PM ET

New York, September 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Honduran authorities to investigate threats against freelance journalist Nina Lakhani--who is in Honduras to cover the high-profile trial of eight men charged in the 2016 murder of indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres--and to ensure journalists are able...

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Attacker tries to stab Honduran journalist during live broadcast

February 16, 2018 12:03 PM ET

New York, February 16, 2018--Honduran authorities should take swift action to identify and bring to justice the man who attempted to stab television reporter César Omar Silva during a live broadcast, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Honduras to reject law regulating online speech

February 8, 2018 4:26 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with more than 50 international and local digital rights organizations and media outlets, joined calls on Honduran lawmakers this week to reject a proposed law that would regulate online speech....

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Honduran TV journalist murdered

January 19, 2017 12:59 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2017--Honduran authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of Honduran television reporter Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Four unidentified assailants shot and killed Padilla on January 17 in the Suyapa neighborhood of the northwestern...

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