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Vandalism forces Honduran radio station off the air

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  • September 2, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

According to C-Libre/IFEX, the harassment against Radio Uno in the city of San Pedro Sula has escalated during the past three months and this week its broadcast signal was interrupted when unknown persons cut the electricity to the station's transmitters.

The station says it has been the target of a repressive campaign since the coup that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. Since the, Radio Uno has been the victim of persecution and attacks, such as when toxic gas was released inside its facility, reported Revistazo.

The article from C-Libre/IFEX also said that the repeated aggression and threats have prompted the station's directors to file three complaints with authorities, but it is unknown whether the prosecutor's office has launched any investigations.

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.

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