Honduras

2009

Alerts   |   Honduras

Honduras must allow pro-Zelaya broadcasters to reopen

New York, September 28, 2009—The interim government of Honduras must immediately allow two private broadcasters loyal to ousted President Manuel Zelaya to return to the air, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Officials, acting under a new decree that suspends civil liberties, shut down Radio Globo and Canal 36 television early today, according to local and international news reports.

September 28, 2009 3:19 PM ET

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Assailants force two Honduran broadcasters off the air

New York, August 25, 2009--Masked assailants on Monday stormed a radio station and a television outlet critical of the country's interim government, forcing the broadcasters off the air in the latest attack on the Honduran media. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Honduran authorities to ensure that all journalists can work safely in an increasingly polarized and violent environment.

August 25, 2009 3:57 PM ET

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Case   |   Honduras

Journalists repeatedly attacked at Honduran online daily

Unidentified individuals harassed and attacked journalists working at the Tegucigalpa offices of the online daily Hondudiario.com three times in two weeks, according to CPJ interviews and local news reports. Though the attacks appeared to be robberies, the daily's director told CPJ he believed they were retaliation for the Hondudiario.com's reporting on corruption in the Honduran government. 

July 23, 2009 3:46 PM ET

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Venezuelan journalists leave Honduras after harassment

New York, July 13, 2009--A group of Venezuelan journalists with the regional television network Telesur and the state-owned station Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) left Honduras on Sunday after being detained and harassed in the capital, Tegucigalpa. The Committee to Protect Journalists reiterated its call on the interim Honduran government to respect freedom of expression by allowing all media to report freely without interference. 

July 13, 2009 4:40 PM ET

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Honduran journalist shot to death

New York, July 6, 2009--An unidentified gunman shot and killed Honduran journalist Gabriel Fino Noriega on Friday in the town of San Juan Pueblo, according to local press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Honduran authorities today to conduct a thorough investigation into Noriega's killing and bring those responsible to justice.

July 6, 2009 5:23 PM ET

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After Honduran coup, reporters detained, signals blocked

New York, June 30, 2009--Honduran military personnel briefly detained seven journalists, temporarily shut down several local broadcasters, and intermittently blocked the broadcast signals of international news channels in the aftermath of the weekend coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on those in power in Honduras to allow the press to report freely and without fear of reprisal.

June 30, 2009 4:07 PM ET

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Statements   |   Honduras

CPJ alarmed by supression of media in Honduras

We issued the following statement today in response to international press reports that military personnel briefly detained seven journalists on Monday, closed down at least one television station and one radio station in Tegucigalpa, and is interfering with international broadcast of protests in support of ousted President Manuel Zelaya...

June 30, 2009 12:18 PM ET

Statements   |   Honduras

Concern at reports of media black-out in Honduras

We issued the following statement today in response to press reports that several broadcast media outlets have been closed in Honduras following the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya on Sunday...

June 29, 2009 3:08 PM ET

Alerts   |   Honduras

Radio journalist killed in Honduras

New York, April 1, 2009--Gunmen shot and killed Honduran radio journalist Rafael Munguía Ortiz Tuesday night in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, according to local news reports. Honduran authorities must conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into Munguía's killing and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

April 1, 2009 4:59 PM ET

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