Freedom of the Press

Honduras

Honduras

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Partly Free

Press Freedom Score
(0 = best, 100 = worst)

43

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

17

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

12

Laws that prohibit defamation and require journalists to reveal sources are not widely abused to stifle press freedom. Powerful media owners, however, inspire self-censoring of investigative journalism. Public confidence in the media has also been undermined by reports that some journalists accept bribes from government officials. Most media are privately owned and provide the full spectrum of views.