RWB Americas correspondents voice support for colleague Dina Meza, still threatened in Honduras

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports RSF_en News Camille SoulierHead of the Reporters Without Borders Americas deskEmiliano GulloReporters Without Borders correspondent in ArgentinaEdgar Ramos AndradeReporters Without Borders correspondent in BoliviaLinda StrakerReporters Without Borders correspondent in the Eastern Caribbean and BarbadosMauricio WeibelReporters Without Borders correspondent in ChileFabiola León PosadaReporters Without Borders correspondent in ColombiaRaúl SileskyReporters Without Borders correspondent in Costa RicaRamón SantosReporters Without Borders correspondent in the Dominican RepublicEric SamsonReporters Without Borders correspondent in EcuadorIleana AlamillaReporters Without Borders correspondent in GuatemalaJean Pharès JérômeReporters Without Borders correspondent in HaitiBalbina Flores MartínezReporters Without Borders correspondent in MexicoHélène RouxReporters Without Borders correspondent in NicaraguaRolando RodríguezReporters Without Borders correspondent in PanamaLuis Jaime CisnerosReporters Without Borders correspondent in PeruCarlos DominguezReporters Without Borders correspondent in SalvadorMirtha VillaReporters Without Borders correspondent in UruguayElsa Cecilia PiñaReporters Without Borders correspondent in Venezuela HondurasAmericas HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras Reporters Without Borders’ correspondents in the Americas have written to the Honduran authorities urging them to finally provide protection to RWB’s correspondent in Honduras, journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza, the target of repeated threats.Honduran Interior Minister Arturo CorralesSecretaría de Estado en el Despacho de SeguridadAldea el Ocotal, Antiguo local de la Academía Nacional de PolicíaTegucigalpa, HondurasParis, 29 July 2014Dear Interior Minister,We, Reporters Without Borders’ correspondents in the countries of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, express our solidarity with our colleague Dina Meza, RWB’s correspondent in Honduras, who has been threatened with being tortured and killed. We call for her and her family, which is also in danger, to be given the protection that has been recommended by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. An organization that defends freedom of information and has consultative status with the United Nations and UNESCO, Reporters Without Borders already drew your attention to the persecution of Dina Meza in a letter dated 11 July. This journalist and human right defender has made repeated requests for protection. On 20 June, she wrote to the interior ministry’s special prosecutor for human rights. After getting no reply, she sent another request for a quick reponse to the office of the prosecutor-general’s office on 8 July. We urge the authorities to act quickly so that Dina Meza can continue her work as a journalist and activist without fearing for her life or the lives of the members of her family. She still has not received any protection at the time of writingWe also urge you to ensure that the investigation into the origin of this intimidation is carried out in a thorough and independent manner and that a progress report is presented as soon as possible, so that those responsible for these threats do not go unpunished.The threats against Dina Meza constitute a grave violation of freedom of information, and we find it unacceptable that one of our colleagues is exposed to risks of this kind without a response from the government.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our request.Sincerely, July 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB Americas correspondents voice support for colleague Dina Meza, still threatened in Honduras RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News to go further News May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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