Event Title

The Silencing of Dissent: How Freedom of the Press is Threatened in Honduras

Speaker

Jennifer Ávila

Streaming Media

Description

Honduran journalist, artist, and documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Ávila, describes the threats to the freedom the press in Honduras. She describes the resistance to the illegal, and U.S. supported, reelection of Juan Orlando Hernández as President in 2017, and the crimes against humanity committed by his regime since the election.

About the Lecturer:

Jennifer Ávila, spent six years at Radio Progreso, an essential bulwark of freedom of expression in an increasingly hostile environment for journalism, before co-founding Contra Corriente in 2017. While at Radio Progreso, she directed Guardiana de los Ríos (about the defense of rivers incarnated by Berta Cáceres), No Se Van (about the whys and hows of migration), and Libertad Tiene Nombre de Mujer (about women organizing to protect community territory). Her award-winning work has been shown in international film festivals, and has represented a crucial documentation of the ways U.S. and Honduran policy from deportations to mega-projects have affected the most vulnerable Hondurans.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

17-10-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

17-10-2018 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

1:17:01

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Honduras, Freedom of the press, Contra Corriente

Rights

This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 17th, 12:00 PM Oct 17th, 1:20 PM

The Silencing of Dissent: How Freedom of the Press is Threatened in Honduras

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Honduran journalist, artist, and documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Ávila, describes the threats to the freedom the press in Honduras. She describes the resistance to the illegal, and U.S. supported, reelection of Juan Orlando Hernández as President in 2017, and the crimes against humanity committed by his regime since the election.

About the Lecturer:

Jennifer Ávila, spent six years at Radio Progreso, an essential bulwark of freedom of expression in an increasingly hostile environment for journalism, before co-founding Contra Corriente in 2017. While at Radio Progreso, she directed Guardiana de los Ríos (about the defense of rivers incarnated by Berta Cáceres), No Se Van (about the whys and hows of migration), and Libertad Tiene Nombre de Mujer (about women organizing to protect community territory). Her award-winning work has been shown in international film festivals, and has represented a crucial documentation of the ways U.S. and Honduran policy from deportations to mega-projects have affected the most vulnerable Hondurans.