Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the threatening message to Erick Pineda, correspondent of ‘Radio Progreso’.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the continued attacks on the team of Radio Progreso and urged the authorities to independently and thoroughly investigate such incidents of attacks on journalists and media workers in Honduras.
According to Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre), in the morning of December 9 Pineda witnessed a threatening message written on the wall of his residence. Message stated, ‘Te damos 24 horas para que salgas del país. Corresponsal de Mierda.’ (We give you 24 hours ultimatum to leave the country).
The Radio Progreso in a statement warned that the threat is directly related to the journalistic work of Pineda and he also reported the incident to National Protection Mechanism, to provide security to the journalist. A complaint has been lodged and investigation is underway to hold those responsible behind this act.
During the year, C-Libre registered six cases, restricting freedom of expression and information of the Radio Progreso press team.