Honduras / Americas

  
Soldiers wearing face masks are seen in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on March 17, 2020. The Honduran government recently declared a state of emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak, and suspended the right to free expression. (Reuters/Jorge Cabrera)

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

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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A Honduran National Police office is seen in La Lima on November 29, 2019. Journalists at local outlet El Perro Amarillo have recently received death threats. (AP/Moises Castillo)

Journalists at Honduran outlet El Perro Amarillo receive death threats online

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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A soldier patrols the shores of Puerto Cortes, in the Honduran Caribbean, in the lead up to a hurricane in August 2016. Gunmen killed the TV host of a show on Puerto Visión, in the Honduran city, on November 25, 2019. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

Honduran TV host José Arita shot dead in Puerto Cortés

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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The National Police headquarters is seen in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on January 26, 2018. Police are currently investigating the killing of Honduran journalist Buenaventura Calderón. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Radio host Buenaventura Calderón shot dead in Honduras

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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Sandra Maribel Sanchez is seen in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on August 29, 2012. In September, an attacker held a gun to the journalist's head. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

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

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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Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, pictured in December 2017. Unidentified gunmen shot a journalist in Copán, western Honduras, on August 31. (Reuters/Henry Romero)

Cablemar TV reporter Aguilar shot dead in Copán, Honduras

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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The Honduran National Congress is seen in Tegucigalpa on January 25, 2018. The congress recently announced that it would remove criminal defamation articles from the country's penal code. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

Honduras to drop criminal defamation from new penal code

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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Police arrest journalist David Romero in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on March 28, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled in January that the Radio Globo and Globo TV director must serve a 10-year sentence for defamation. (Reuters/Jorge Cabrera)

Radio Globo director Romero in custody as Honduras enforces defamation ruling

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 station a few days ago, after…

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Police cordon off the area of a homicide in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on October 8, 2015. Honduran journalist Leonardo Gabriel Hernández was killed in Nacaome on March 17, 2019. (Jorge Cabrera/Reuters)

TV journalist Leonardo Gabriel Hernández shot dead in Honduras

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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A policeman patrols in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. On January 11, 2019, the Honduran supreme court sentenced journalist David Romero Ellner to 10 years in prison on criminal defamation charges. (Reuters/Jorge Cabrera)

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

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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