This story has been updated to include the response of the National Congress of Honduras to the request from the Honduran College of Journalists to amend the law.
Journalists who make justifications for hate or incite terrorism publicly or through media could receive punishments of between four and eight years in prison, according to a recent reform to the antiterrorism law approved by the National Congress of Honduras. Read more »
Honduran journalist suffers a smear campaign on social networks and accuses the president of Congress
In Honduras, journalist Jairo López accused the president of the National Congress, Mauricio Oliva, of organizing a smear campaign against him through social networks, Tiempo Digital reported. Read more »
This story has been updated to include the detention of 18 people in connection with Igor Padilla's murder.
Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez, a well-known Honduran journalist, was killed in San Pedro Sula on Jan. 17. Read more »
Honduran journalist convicted of defamation faces up to three years in prison and a professional ban
In Honduras, investigative journalist Ariel Armando D’Vicente Jarquín, 48, was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime of defamation for reporting on a former police chief, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »
Honduran journalist Félix Molina who was attacked twice in one day on May 2 has said he is considering leaving the country.
Early in the afternoon on May 2, radio journalist Molina wrote on Facebook about the first assault that happened while he was in a taxi in Tegucigalpa. He said an armed woman pointed a gun at him and a man demanded his phone before telling the woman to shoot. According to his statement, the cab driver pulled away and they escaped. Read more »
Depicting a funeral march, dozens of Honduran journalists marched with at least 60 symbolic coffins to the public prosecutor’s office in Tegucigalpa to demand justice for the deaths of journalists that have occurred in the country in recent years, reported newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »
Journalist David Romero Ellner, director of Honduran media outlets Radio Globo and Globo TV, was sentenced on March 14 to 10 years in prison for having committed six crimes of injuria and defamation against former public prosecutor Sonia Gálvez. Read more »
Honduran newspaper stops print edition after government freezes its finances for money laundering investigation
Honduran newspaper Diario Tiempo announced today the termination of its print edition. The newspaper made the decision three weeks after the Honduran government froze the assets of its parent company, business conglomerate Grupo Continental, following accusations of money laundering by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Read more »
Fearing for his life, a Honduran journalist who exposed an alleged corruption scandal implicating the country’s president and ruling political party has found safe harbor at the country’s national human rights office.