Third Honduran Journalist Gunned Down In Two Weeks

Unidentified attackers gunned down Honduran journalist Nahúm Palacios Arteaga in the city of Tocoa on Sunday, the third deadly attack against the Honduran press in the last two weeks, according to news reports. Honduran authorities must put an end to the wave of deadly violence and ensure that the killers are punished, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

“We condemn the murder of Nahúm Palacios Arteaga and urge authorities to swiftly bring those responsible to justice,” said Carlos Lauría, CPJ’s senior program coordinator for the Americas. “Rising violence is seriously limiting crime coverage while depriving Honduran citizens of critical information on the country’s security.

To read the full article, visit CPJ’s website.

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