Honduras - IFEX Member Campaigns
In an open letter to President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, CPJ expresses its concern about the unrelenting violence against the local press.
A RSF special representative was in the Zacate Grande peninsula on 14 April 2011, and reports on the state of community radios in the region.
AMARC and RSF had repeatedly called for significant concessions from Honduras in return for its readmission to the OAS.
AMARC and RSF issued the appeal as an RSF representative travelled to the island of Zacate Grande, where the community radio station La Voz de Zacate Grande has been the target of constant harassment since it started broadcasting.
IFEX-ALC reiterates its demands for an end to attacks on journalists and the legal persecution of community-based media outlets.
IFEX-ALC reiterates its willingness to assist in any way possible so that the Honduran government can uphold its commitments and fully implement the recommendations.
IFEX-ALC calls on the Honduran government to uphold the commitments it made regarding the fight against impunity and the defense of the right to free expression in the country.
Countries participating in the Universal Periodic Review on Hondruas expressed concern over the freedom of expression situation, especially the murders of nine journalists so far in 2010.
A delegation of the IFEX-ALC will attend the Universal Periodic Review of Honduras to express its concern over the current state of free expression in this Central American country.
In support of the IFEX-Latin America and the Caribbean (IFEX-ALC) mission to the Honduras UPR in Geneva, IFEX members provided recommendations regarding the country's freedom of expression record.
"Honduras has become one of the most dangerous places in the world for local journalists and community radio stations, with at least 9 reporters killed in 9 months," say the mission members.
AMARC and ARTICLE 19 are on a mission in Honduras to monitor the freedom of expression violations that have been experienced by members of La Voz de Zacate Grande radio station.
Three IFEX organisations have issued a joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d'etat, lamenting the state of press freedom in the country.
President Lobo promised to consider recommendations made by IAPA at a meeting during his recent visit to Miami.
The submission highlights the continuing deterioration of freedom of expression in the country as evidenced by the violent targeting of the media and the political opposition.
At a conference attended by Lobo, IAPA announced a contest on free speech for university students.
Five IFEX members and two other organisations have released a report on the state of press freedom since the 28 June 2009 coup d'état.
ARTICLE 19 and six international organisations participated in a mission to Honduras from 1 to 7 November 2009.