Nine Journalists Killed This
Year in Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA - The assassination of
journalist Luis Arturo Mondragon brings the
number of media professionals killed this
year in Honduras to nine, making it the most
unsafe country for journalists.
Mondragon, who was news director for Channel
19 in the city of El Paraíso, was shot dead
last night as he was sitting with his son on
the sidewalk outside his house, minutes
after his program.
He had received death threats for exposing
corrupt local and national officials.
The media has been one of the sectors most
affected since the June 28 coup, with over
300 attacks reported, including
assassination, abuse, intimidation,
censorship, and the shutdown of news
The nine journalists killed to date this
year belonged to different news media in
different regions, and the majority had used
their programs to denounce human rights
violations and cases of corruption or drug