Whether journalists or writers who wrote articles for the San Pedro Sula-based newspaper Tiempo implicating police officers in wrongdoings were mistreated by security forces in 1996 and 1997 [HND31686.E]

No reports on whether journalists or writers of the San Pedro Sula-based Tiempo newspaper were mistreated by security forces in 1996 and 1997 could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Central America NewsPak [Austin]. 1996-1997.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Attacks on the Press. 1996-1997.

International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX). Action Alert Service. http://www.ifex.org.

La Prensa de Honduras [San Pedro Sula]. 1996-1997.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1996-1997.

Latin America Regional Reports: Caribbean & Central America Report [London]. 1996-1997.

Reporters sans frontières. Rapport annuel: la liberté de la presse dans le monde. 1997-1998.

Electronic Sources : IRB Databases, Internet, REFWORLD, LEXIS/NEXIS and WNC.