UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

10/09/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/09/2020 07:49

Director-General urges investigation into murder of journalist Luis Alonzo Almendares in Honduras

Luis Alonzo Almendares, a local freelance journalist, was shot by two unidentified individuals riding a motorbike in central Comayagua on 27 September and died in hospital a day later. He was known as the Voice of Comayaguans on his Facebook page where he published critical articles about local issues. Almendares had previously been threatened for his reporting.

UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness-raising, capacity building and a range of actions, notably in the framework of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.