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Prosecutor orders capture of alleged killers of Honduran journalist

It appears that the killing of reporter David Meza Montesinos will not go unpunished. After weeks of investigations, the attorney general has issued an arrest order against four people accused of killing the TV and radio reporter last March, Radio América and El Heraldo report. Read more »


Honduras reports to Congress on journalist killings; new death threats reported

Public Security Minister Oscar Álvarez submitted a report to congress this week about the deaths of 10 Honduran media workers, seven of whom were killed this year, El Heraldo reports. Read more »


Who is killing Honduran media workers?

Tim Padgett reports in Time Magazine that two gunmen opened fire on Lucas Manzanares, a close aide to the publisher of one of Honduras’ leading newspapers, sparing him and his wife, who were driving in his pickup truck, but killing his daughter and granddaughter. Read more »


U.N. urges Honduran government to protect journalists

Human rights experts from the United Nations urged the government to take urgent measures to protect journalists in Honduras, where seven media workers have been assassinated since March 1, the AFP and EFE news agencies report. Read more »


Honduran government denies existence of attack group targeting journalists; death threats continue

Public Security Minister Óscar Alvarez rejected the claims made by Amnesty International and other non-governmental organizations that point to the existence of an organized group that seeks to silence the Honduran press, Spain's El Mundo reports, with information from news agencies. Read more »


Honduran reporters seek protection from bulletproof vests, social networks, and God

Secretary of Security Óscar Álvarez said authorities were close to solving two of the seven killings of media workers in less than two months (six journalists and one broadcaster), including last week’s shooting of TV journalist Jorge “Georgino” Orellana, La Prensa reports. Read more »


Newspaper readers throughout Americas invited to protest crimes against journalists in Honduras

The Inter American Press Association has invited readers of almost 400 papers throughout the Americas to sign a letter to President Porfirio Lobo Sosa asking him to take actions to confront and stop violence against Honduran journalists. Six journalists and one broadcaster have been killed in the country since March 1. Read more »


Seventh media worker killed in Honduras in two months

Jorge Orellana, known as Georgino, died Tuesday night, April 21, after being shot by a gunman seconds after he walked outside the offices of Canal de Televisión Honduras, where he produced the TV program "En Vivo con Georgino" (Live with Georgino) in San Pedro Sul, El Tiempo reports. Read more »


Killing of radio host is sixth in Honduras this year

Luis Antonio Chévez, host of programming for young people on the W105 radio station, and his cousin were shot at dawn by unknown attackers in front of his house in San Pedro Sula, La Prensa reports. Read more »


Government of Honduras offers reward for leads on journalists' killers


Security Minister Óscar Álvarez offered $5,200 for information that helps to capture the killers of five journalists and other crimes against prosecutors, judges, and attorneys, La Tribuna reports. Read more »


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