2 Honduran Media Outlets Silenced
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
As if the Honduran coup leaders couldn’t get any more nostalgic for the 1980s, they have shut down two domestic media organizations critical of the interim government, a move that shadows pretty much every Latin American coup in the past half-century. —JCL
Two Honduran media organisations that have been critical of the country’s interim government have been closed.
Troops raided Radio Globo and Cholusat Sur TV hours after authorities issued a state of emergency suspending key civil liberties for 45 days.
The measures followed a call by ousted president Manuel Zelaya for his supporters to stage a protest exactly three months since he was deposed.
Mr Zelaya is holed up in the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa.
Radio Globo, one of the organizations shut down by the interim government, was a constant critic of the coup.