International press groups concerned about threats to free expression in Honduras

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  • November 4, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann


IFEX – which will be present at the UN evaluation – highlights the nine journalists who have been killed in 2010, the lack of legal recognition for community radio stations, and impunity for those who commit crimes against media workers.

Vice-President María Antonieta Bográn is leading the Honduran delegation, which the Inter Press Service says appears to be optimistic about the review, even though she admits that “there are many things to be resolved” in terms of human rights.

IFEX member groups have asked the UN Human Rights Council to make several recommendations to the government, including: more effective measures to protect journalists and media workers; legal reforms that guarantee access to information; and the establishment of an independent body to regulate public airwaves.

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.