Honduran reporter receives death threats after criticizing military repression of protest

Honduran journalist Gilda Silvestrucci announced she received death threats over the phone mentioning the ages of her children and where they could be found, and family members were questioned about her, reported the organization C-Libre.

Silvestrucci, the director of the program "En la Plaza" on the station Radio Globo and editor for the newspaper El Patriota is the second activist from the organization Journalists for Life and Press Freedom to be threatened after denouncing the military's repression of a protest in December 2011, reported the newspaper Tiempo.

Honduras has become the second most dangerous country in the Americas for the press with the unsolved killings of 17 journalists since 2010. In light of the swelling violence, the Inter American Press Association's Impunity Project will offer a course on safe reporting on the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, in the cities of San Pedro Sula and the capital Tegucigalpa.