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Regional reporters to convene in Honduras to discuss coverage of violence




The Honduran organization C-Libre will convene the international forum, "Ethics, violence and journalism," to take place on Aug. 30 in the country's capital of Tegucipalga. The forum is led by reporters who live in countries with high incidents of violence to discuss how to cover such events.

The forum is part of a regional program between Colombia, Ecuador, and Honduras and will dicuss attacks against journalists in Mexico and Central America, as well as how to push for self-regulation of media content in pursuit of a culture of peace. 

C-Libre promotes self-regulation in the media after the introduction of a proposed Telecommunications Law that calls for sanctions against content that "incite violence" in media, a proposal that media company owners have branded as a gag law. Honduras is considered the most violent country in the world due to its rate of 85 homicides per every 100,000 habitants in 2012.
 

 



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