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Honduran mayor censors news outlets that interview opposing candidates


A Honduran candidate complained that a mayor that is running for reelection closed news media outlets to prevent opposing candidates from expressing themselves, according to the organization Committee for Freedom of Expression in Honduras (C-Libre). Read more »


U.S. official travels to Honduras and Panama in support of press freedom


A senior official of the U.S. State Department visited Honduras to support press freedom on Thursday, July 19, according to the newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »


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 »


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