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Journalists injured while covering protest in Honduras

(C-Libre/IFEX): Journalists Richard Cásula and Salvador Sandoval, of the Canal 36-Cholusat Sur television station, were injured while they were covering a story at the Honduras Media Education College (Colegio de Profesionales de Educación Media de Honduras, COPEMH).

The police were attempting to evict teachers who were staging a protest at the COPEMH premises. Sandoval, a photojournalist, received injuries to his face when he struck by a teargas canister, while Cásula inhaled the teargas, according to Canal 36 director Esdras Amado López.Both journalists were admitted to the Tegucigalpa Teaching Hospital for treatment.

To date, four Canal 36-Cholusat Sur journalists - Lidith Díaz, Adolfo Sierra, Cásula and Sandoval - have been targeted or caught up in the melee while reporting on the National Police's attempts to suppress the teachers' protest.

Date posted: March 31, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 109