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Honduran television reporter fears for life after identifying suspect who tried to kill him

Authorities in the city of Puerto de Cortés have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the assassination attempt on a journalist in Honduras, reported the organization Committee for Free Expression in Honduras (C-Libre in Spanish) on Wednesday, July 18. Read more »

Honduran radio journalist shot and killed in apparent robbery

A Honduran radio journalist was shot and killed in the city Villanueva, in western Honduras, reported the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre). Read more »

Three more suspects detained in wave of arrests for killing of Honduran radio journalist

A Honduran court ordered the arrest of three more suspects in the kidnapping and killing of radio journalist Alfredo Villatoro, reported the newspaper El Heraldo. The suspects arrested are Marvin Alonso Gómez, Osmán Fernando Osorio Arguijo, and Edgar Francisco Osorio Arguijo, who are accused of conspiracy and illegal arms possession, according to La Tribuna. Their arrests make a total of eight suspects detained for the crime against the journalist, who was the news director for HRN, one of the most influential radio stations in Honduras, said the newspaper La Prensa. Read more »

Hondurans march to protest crimes against journalists

Outraged by the killing of 22 journalists in Honduras since January 2010, communication workers from this country marched to protest the impunity of crimes against journalists and to demand protection of freedom of expression on Friday, May 25, Day of the Journalist in Honduras, reported the newspaper Proceso. Read more »

Killing of kidnapped journalist in Honduras reveals inefficiency of government, increasing reach of organized crime

As the investigation into the kidnapping and killing of Honduran journalist Alfredo Villatoro, continues, the local press is reporting on possible motives and suspects behind the crime. Read more »

Kidnapped Honduran radio journalist found dead

Just hours after Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said that kidnapped journalist Alfredo Villatoro was still alive, the secretary of Public Security denied this information and announced that on the night of Tuesday, May 15, authorities discovered the dead body of the prominent radio journalist who worked for HRN, the most prominent Honduran radio station, reported BBC news. Read more »

Influential Hounduran journalist kidnapped

A journalist from the most influential Honduran radio station was kidnapped in the capital of Tegucigalpa, early in the morning of Wednesday, May 9, reported the newspaper La Prensa. Read more »

Missing Honduran journalist found dead

A Honduran journalist and gay activist was found dead on Monday, May 7, after having been reported missing for two days, according to the BBC. Journalist Erick Martínez Ávila was a spokesperson for the group Kulkulcán, which represents the rights of homosexuals in Honduras. He was also a Congressional candidate for the National Resistance Front party, which was created by followers of the ousted President Manuel Zelaya, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »


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