Monday, 28 September 2009

Honduras' interim government raids media outlets

Honduras' coup-installed government has silenced two key dissident broadcasters hours after it suspended civil liberties to prevent an uprising by backers of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
Dozens of soldiers raided the offices of Radio Globo on Monday. Officials have also shut down the Channel 36 television station, which is broadcasting only a test pattern.

Interim government spokesman Rene Zepeda says the two outlets have been taken off the air under a government emergency decree announced late Sunday that limits civil liberties and allows authorities to close news media that "attack peace and public order."

It was the second time soldiers have raided Radio Globo since Zelaya was ousted June 28.

From AP news agency