PBI-Honduras accompanies Dina Meza at forum to promote investigative journalism

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On December 13, PBI-Honduras posted:

“Yesterday we accompanied Dina Meza in the forum to promote dialogue, investigative journalism and transparency in Honduras.

The professionals of the sector face several obstacles to carry out their work in Honduras: threats, complaints, censorship, lack of access to files, commitment of the media to power groups.

During the event, they discussed the importance of supporting investigative journalism, “retaining wall of corruption, abuse of power and injustices in society”.

The PBI-Honduras website further notes:

“Dina Meza is director of the Association for Democracy and Human Rights in Honduras (ASOPODEHU), president of PEN Honduras and a correspondent for Reporters Without Borders. In 2013 the journalist and defender of freedom of expression founded the online newspaper Pasos de Animal Grande, in which she has raised awareness on current human rights issues and cases. She has also defended other threatened journalists and social leaders persecuted for their defence of human rights.”

This week, Article 19 also highlighted: “Dina Meza, a journalist and human rights defender from Honduras, has been the victim of harassment, surveillance, harassment, and threats for several weeks.”

It notes: “On December 9, the journalist published on Facebook the stalking of a van containing police elements, who were monitoring her movements in the city of Tegucigalpa. Meza has indicated on previous occasions similar acts of harassment and harassment. These events take place in a context of human rights violations in Honduras and the proliferation of violence against the press and human rights defenders of land and territory, which Meza has evidenced as part of her work. In addition, derived from this, there have been smear campaigns, threats and harassment on social networks against her.”

For the full poste from Article 19, please see Dina Meza es acosada y vigilada por su labor de defensa a la libertad de expresión en Honduras.

Excerpt of Facebook post by Dina Meza:

PBI-Honduras has accompanied Dina Meza since May 2014.

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