Friday, 2 October 2009

Radio Globo License Revoked -- Where is the media outrage?

CONATEL, the part of the government that licenses radio and tv stations in Honduras, has just issued a letter to Alejandro Villatoro, owner of Radio Globo, cancelling its use of the radio frequencies assigned to it across the entire country of Honduras. This, of course, violates the Honduran law governing broadcast media, which specifically says the government cannot expropriate, decomission, the buildings or transmitters of a radio station or interrupt broadcasts, without a judicial declaration and trial. In a state of exception, reporters cannot be alienated or persecuted for their opinions.

But the resistance continues. Radio Globo can be listened to through the internet and it is reported that it has quadrupled its listeners by going online.

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