“Francisco Ramírez’s murder highlights the tragic plight of local journalists in Honduras. When state protection is not enough to guarantee their safety, the conditions for journalistic freedom are no longer assured” – RSF
Andino, 23, graduated from journalism school in 2021 and worked as a producer for afternoon shows on the national La Tribuna TV (LTV) station.
Unknown shooters dressed in police uniforms took journalist Edwin Josué Andino and his father from their home and then killed them.
CPJ: “Land rights are an issue of fundamental concern to Indigenous and rural communities in Honduras and across the region, and community journalists must be able to cover these stories without being treated like criminals.”
Honduras has taken a notable step forward in recognizing the rights of transgender people and contributing to a more just and equitable society. Countries in the region lagging on transgender rights should take note.
Women seizing the word: The participation of women writers in Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua
The report provides insights into the patterns of systemic discrimination which marginalise women, and remain deeply entrenched in both the publishing industry and the protocols of literary awards in five Latin American countries.
Honduran authorities should swiftly and transparently investigate the recent attack on Radio Globo’s office, and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account. They must show that such a brazen attack in broad daylight carries real consequences.
RSF: A study of journalists’ murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies
Journalists’ investigations of political issues, corruption, and organized crime in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Honduras accounted for 139 murders of media professionals during 2011-2020. Half of these journalists had received threats related to their work.
IFEX-ALC condemns arbitrary detention of journalists Miriam Grizel and Cesario Padilla, members of the C-Libre team
The IFEX-ALC network condemns the arbitrary detention of journalists Miriam Grizel and Cesario Padilla in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and calls on the national authorities to respect and guarantee the right to freedom of expression and the work of journalists and civil society organisations. Grizel and Padilla are journalists for the Comité por la Libre Expresión, (Committee for Free Expression, C-Libre), an IFEX-ALC member organisation.
Honduran authorities must do everything in their power to conduct a credible investigation into the killing of journalist Luis Alonzo Almendares, determine whether it was related to his work, and prosecute those responsible, said CPJ.
Authorities continue to imprison journalists in unsafe conditions in the midst of a global pandemic. Romero had been convicted and sentenced on defamation charges.
Defamation will now pass to civil jurisdiction in the amendment to the Penal Code that will enter into force in November.
We, the 24 member organisations of the IFEX-ALC network, who work to defend freedom of expression and press freedom in 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries and who form part of the broader IFEX network that defends and promotes free expression worldwide, express our deep concern over the freedom of expression situation in Honduras.
Defending a human right as basic as respect for sexual orientation can be a deadly sin in Honduras, as demonstrated by the wave of attacks and assassinations perpetrated against activists in the country.