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Topic “Honduras”

Daily News Digest: Latin American Investigative Journalism prize for corruption reporting announced

  • Journalists working for a Latin American or Caribbean media company have until June 14 to submit investigative projects to the Latin American Investigative Journalism Prize awarded by Transparency International, the Press and Society Institute, and the Open Societies Foundation. Click here for details.

President of Honduras toughens restrictions on freedom of expression in proposed telecom law


The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, has presented the Congress with a proposal that toughens content regulations on the media, including regulation on schedules and punishments for broadcasting violent or obscene content, content that celebrates or defends crime, or content that goes against morals and good behavior, said La Prensa. Read more »


Honduran security minister rages against newspaper for publishing shoot-out footage


Following the release of a video showing the shooting deaths of two young people in Honduras and the publication of several violent events in the country, the president and security minister of Honduras are blaming the media for harming the country's image and causing social damage. Read more »


Newspapers in Honduras criticize suspension of media tax credits


A government decree that would temporarily suspend tax credits enjoyed by the media in Honduras sparked controversy in the country, according to a report from the website Centinela Económico. The bill was presented to the Honduran Congress on Tuesday, Jan. Read more »


Honduran president calls for plebiscite on media democratization


Honduran President Porfirio Lobo criticized media organizations for reporting on the roaring violence in the country, which includes the highest murder rate in the world at 92 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. "Can people in 'x' place have a television channel or a radio station where they can broadcast messages of peace and hope and violence prevention or do we have to swallow what the monopolies demand," said the president, according to El Heraldo. Read more »


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