Journalists murdered under Honduras coup regime

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From British daily The Morning Star:

Journalist deaths brings total to five

Honduras: Two journalists were shot dead late on Friday bringing the number of media workers murdered this month to five.

Radio journalists Jose Bayardo and Manuel de Jesus Juarez were riddled with bullets as they drove through the rural province of Olancho.

Fears are growing that their deaths are part of a systematic strategy following a coup by the country’s wealthy elite last year.

The International Federation of Journalists recently warned of “a cold-blooded series of planned assassinations” on media workers in Honduras.

See also here.

Resistance movement vows to create a new Honduras: here.

The Honduran government has caved in to the demands of thousands of poor farm workers by granting them 11,000 acres of state-owned land that they have occupied since last year: here.

This video from the USA about Honduras is called State Department campaign denies the systemic repression that continues nine months after coup. See also here.

6 thoughts on “Journalists murdered under Honduras coup regime

  1. Sixth and Seventh Journalist Killed in Honduras

    by C. L. Cook

    March has been a deadly month for journalists working in the country Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration recently praised for its dedication to democratic reform following the 2008 coup d’Etat that ousted democratically elected president Manuel “Mel” Zelaya.

    The Associated Press (AP) reports today, two journalists shot down and killed in eastern Honduras brings to seven the number of media workers murdered this month alone.

    Radio journalists, Jose Bayardo and Manuel de Jesus Juarez were attacked as they drove down a highway in Olancho province late last night. They were killed following a broadcast from the Excelsior radio studios.

    Police say they have no motive for the crime, but the method of the murders is similar to that of television station director, Nahum Palacios, who was too gunned down in his car as he left work on March 14th.

    The Latin America Herald Tribune says Reporters without Borders (RSF) released a statement demanding the Honduran authorities act to stem the attacks against reporters in the country.

    The Herald Tribune writes;

    “In its statement Saturday, RSF also expressed concern over recent threats against the editorial staff of opposition-aligned Radio Uno in the city of San Pedro Sula, saying that that station has been in the army’s sights since the coup and that reporters were putting themselves at risk by denouncing human rights violations.”

    Both the Honduran Press Association and the Inter American Press Association expressed concern, the latter saying they were worried about the “very unfortunate, radical increase in violence against journalists.”


    * Two journalists gunned down in Honduras
    CPJ Press Freedom Online


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