Inter-American Court orders Honduran government to protect threatened journalist

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  • December 28, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Journalist José Luis Galdámez and his family deserve protection by Honduran authorities, according to an order from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, reported the Associated Press.

Galdámez has a radio program in which he has openly supported ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Galdámez has received several death threats and in September he survived, unharmed, an armed attack in front of his house.

According the news agency AFP, the court's resolution said the Honduran government should adopt “immediately and definitively” measures necessary to guarantee the life and safety of Galdámez and his family, including his wife and six children.

The Honduran government also should present bi-monthly reports about the measures adopted, and should respect and guarantee Galdámez's right to freedom of expression, added EFE.

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.