Another journalist shot to death in Honduras

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  • December 30, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

This year, Honduras was added to the list of most dangerous countries for journalists and the killing of HRN radio correspondent Henry Suazo the morning of Dec. 28 was one more on a growing list of crimes against journalists that remain unpunished.

Suazo was outside his house in the town of La Masica when he was shot by unknown persons who fled, reported AFP. Suazo was at least the tenth communications worker killed this year in Honduras, according to IPS. However, some non-governmental organizations put the number of media professionals killed at 11, including a radio broadcaster.

President Porfirio Lobo has condemned these crimes against the press and distanced his government from any persecution of the press, explained the news agency DPA.

According to La Tribuna, no motives for the shooting are known. Suazo also worked for a local television channel and he was the son of a well-known peasant leader in the region.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.