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Radio Progreso

Radio Progreso is an award winning radio with over 60 years reporting on human rights, social exclusion, defense of the territory, among others. The radio and it’s collaborators have been targeted before and during Honduras’s coup in 2009, the radio was temporarily shot down. Jesuist priest Ismael Moreno (“Padre Melo”) is the director of both Radio Progreso and Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (The Reflection, Research and Communication Team – ERIC-SJ), founded in January 1980 as a Center for Research and Social Action, rooted to Honduran rural issues.

Human rights defenders suffer extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment as well as judicial harassment, threats and stigmatisation. Journalists, lawyers, prosecutors, those defending the rights of women, children, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community, indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities, and those working on environmental and land rights issues are particularly at risk.