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Journalism, Latin America

Reporters in the cross-hairs in Honduras violence

In Honduras, where you can hire a killer for few hundred dollars and get away with murder, people who ask questions — like reporters — are prime targets.

Radio Progreso reporter and news editor Karla Rivas has this on her mine every time she goes to work.

Sixteen journalists have been killed since a 2009 coup that toppled the country’s leftist president and Rivas …(click Honduras-journalism )

NOTE: I interviewed Rivas in Washington, where she came to receive the Peter Mackler Award for Corageous and Ethical Journalism, which is co-sponsored by the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.

 

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About Carlos Hamann

Washington D.C.-based writer and editor

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