Honduras

8.4 million people
1,980 USD GNI (PPP)
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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written by
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research
written by
Bret Nelson
Research Analyst, Freedom of the Press

Freedom House yesterday released its annual Freedom of the Press report. The findings paint a grim picture of the state of global media freedom, with just 14 percent of the world’s population enjoying a vibrant press with diverse views and minimal state intrusion.

The murder of Honduran Judge Mireya Efigenia Mendoza Pena is another tragic reminder of the serious violence affecting the country, as judges and other legal professionals face reprisals for their work.  Mendoza is the 64th legal professional who has been killed in Honduras since 2010. Freedom House calls on the Honduran government to take the necessary measures to ensure judges are protected from threats, intimidation, aggression and other forms of violence, so as to ensure the integrity and independence of the judiciary.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Americas

The environment for press freedom has deteriorated in Honduras in large part due to a violent and unstable climate, observed Viviana Giacaman, director for Latin America programs, in her testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on July 25th.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Americas

Regional Director for Latin America Programs, Viviana Giacaman, testifies before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission regarding violence against journalists in Honduras.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Americas

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