Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Honduras: UNESCO chief deplores slaying of another journalist

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Latin America Donate to DU
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:07 PM
Original message
Honduras: UNESCO chief deplores slaying of another journalist
Honduras: UNESCO chief deplores slaying of another journalist

9 December 2011 The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced outrage at the murder of a radio journalist in Honduras, where at least 17 reporters have been slain since the start of last year.
Luz Marina Paz Villalobos, who worked with Cadena Hondurea de Noticias, and a man travelling with her in a car in the capital, Tegucigalpa, were shot dead on Tuesday by two men on a motorcycle.

The non-governmental organization (NGO) Reporters without Borders said that of the 17 journalists killed since the beginning of 2010, Ms. Paz Villalobos is the first woman.

In a statement, Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), condemned the killing the latest in the all-too-long list of Honduran journalists murdered and urged authorities in the Central American country to protect freedom of expression.

More:
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40674&Cr=p...
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:09 PM
Response to Original message
1. Journalist killed, paper attacked as violence against media grows
Journalist killed, paper attacked as violence against media grows
Published on Thursday 8 December 2011

The murder yesterday of Luz Marina Paz Villalobos, a journalist with the radio station Cadena Hondurea de Noticias (CHN), in Comayagela on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, brings to 17 the number of journalists killed in Honduras since 2010.

Paz was test-driving a car when two men on a motorcycle opened fire, instantly killing her and a mechanic who was accompanying her.

~snip~
What is the future of journalists who show courage and concern for the right of citizens to be informed? Judicial indifference, a product of the highly polarised media climate since the coup, gives the military and police a free hand to take it out on news organizations that dare to draw attention to the abuses and misdemeanours of public authorities, Reporters Without Borders concluded.

More:
http://en.rsf.org/honduras-journalist-killed-paper-atta...
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Apr 16th 2014, 11:49 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Latin America Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC