As always, but with an unusual quota of aggression since 2010, freedom of speech and the personal security of Honduran journalists are under permanent attack from groups, gangs, and individuals who launch their strikes under a cloak of anonymity. The journalist Medardo Flores, a relentless supporter of former President Manuel Zelaya, is the latest victim of the wave of violence directed toward members of the Honduran working press. With all the disrespect attributable to the government of Porfirio Lobo, as demonstrated here, it is not unreasonable to presume that the perpetrators, along with their underlying political motives, want to silence such journalists at any cost.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Blaring Impunity: Unrelenting Assassinations of Honduran Journalists, the Government Remains all but Quiescen
From the US think-tank Council on Hemispheric Affairs (11 October, 2011)
Posted by Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras at 09:35