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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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Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez at a construction site in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in January 2018. An unidentified man with a knife attempted to attack journalist César Omar Silva on February 13 amid ongoing political unrest in Honduras following the reelection of President Juan Orlando Hernández and a subsequent security crackdown, according to reports. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Attacker tries to stab Honduran journalist during live broadcast

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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Military curbs press coverage in Aceh

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the efforts of Indonesian military authorities in Aceh to control press coverage of the conflict there. Your government declared martial law in Aceh effective at midnight on Monday, May 19, beginning a massive military offensive to crush the separatist Free Aceh Movement, known by its Indonesian acronym as GAM. On May 20, Maj. Gen. Endang Suwarya, the military commander and head of the martial law administration in Aceh, warned journalists that they should neither report on statements issued by GAM leaders nor carry news that supports the separatist cause. “There should be no reports from GAM and no reports that praise GAM,” Suwarya said, according to the Agence France-Presse news agency.

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