Another Honduran digital newspaper journalist was shot to death on Friday, Aug. 10, reported the Center for Informative Reports of Guatemala (Cerigua in Spanish).
Honduran President Porfirio Lobo promised to crack the unsolved cases of killed journalists, and decriminalize libel and slander during the "Security, Protection and Solidarity for Freedom of Expression" conference organized by the Inter American Press Association and the Honduran Association of News Media, reported the EFE news agency on Thursday, Aug. 9.
A Honduran journalist said that he is requesting asylum in the U.S. for himself and five family members after being threatened and being attacked, according to the news agency AFP.
A Honduran candidate complained that a mayor that is running for reelection closed news media outlets to prevent opposing candidates from expressing themselves, according to the organization Committee for Freedom of Expression in Honduras (C-Libre).
Authorities in the city of Puerto de Cortés have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the assassination attempt on a journalist in Honduras, reported the organization Committee for Free Expression in Honduras (C-Libre in Spanish).
A Honduran radio journalist was shot and killed in the city Villanueva, in western Honduras, reported the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre).
A Honduran court ordered the arrest of three more suspects in the kidnapping and killing of radio journalist Alfredo Villatoro, reported the newspaper El Heraldo. The suspects arrested are Marvin Alonso Gómez, Osmán Fernando Osorio Arguijo, and Edgar Francisco Osorio Arguijo, who are accused of conspiracy and illegal arms possession, according to La Tribuna. Their arrests make a total of eight suspects detained for the crime against the journalist, who was the news director for HRN, one of the most influential radio stations in Honduras, said the newspaper La Prensa.
Outraged by the killing of 22 journalists in Honduras since January 2010, communication workers from this country marched to protest the impunity of crimes against journalists and to demand protection of freedom of expression on Friday, May 25, Day of the Journalist in Honduras, reported the newspaper Proceso.
A Honduran judge ordered arrest warrants for five suspects in the kidnapping and killing of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, reported the news agency AFP on Tuesday, May 22.
“I need a gun,” is what a journalist requested as a safety measure to work in Veracruz, one of the most dangerous places for the Mexican press. After the request, Daniela Pastrana, of the Mexican organizationJournalists on Foot (Periodistas a Pie) responded to that journalist that a fire arm was not the solution, but her colleague from Veracruz insisted: “I don't want the gun to defend myself, but to make sure they don't catch me alive." The reporter's response came after five Mexican journalists were found dead with signs of torture in the last 30 days.