Javier Hidalgo is an investigative journalist supported by Dina Meza and her organization, PEN Honduras, that provides legal and educational support to at-risk professionals, journalists and social communicators.
At least 77 people working in the media were violently killed in Honduras between 2001 and 2019, according to data from the Honduran National Human Rights Commission. Since January 2017, CONADEH has received more than a hundred complaints of attacks on freedom of expression, more than 90% of which remain unpunished.
"In Honduras the journalist who wants to have a little freedom of expression has to live in fear, knows that their days are counted because at any moment a car which is following you without a registration plate or a motorbike which is following you with two people can take your life." Javier Hidalgo