Ever-changing threats

The situation of the Honduran media has worsened steadily for the past decade, and especially since the 2009 coup. Steeped in corruption and the violence of organized crime groups, Honduras has one of the hemisphere’s highest rates of impunity. Journalists with opposition media and community media are often physically attacked, threatened or forced to flee abroad. Abusive legal proceedings are also often brought against journalists and prison sentences are frequent, sometimes accompanied by bans on working as a journalist. The 2017 election campaign, in which Juan Orlando Hernández secured another term as president, was marked by countless cases of harassment, threats and violence against the media.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



140 in 2017

Global score


43.75 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2019
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2019
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