Veteran journalist shot to death in Honduras

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  • August 25, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Israel Zelaya Díaz, a renowned radio journalist from San Pedro Sula, was found dead outside the city with three bullet wounds, reported Radio-Info and La Tribuna. He was the 10th journalist killed in Honduras this year, explained Radio Nederland.

According to the Associated Press, Zelaya was a commentator for Radio Internacional, and three months ago he complained to authorities that a group of unknown persons who set fire to his house.

The motive behind his killing is unknown, explained La Prensa, but police ruled out robbery as a motive, as his body was found with his documents, watch, and cell phone.

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.