Honduras

Nery Francisco Soto Torres

15 August 2014

Media reports said that the 32 -year-old journalist for Canal 23 and producer for Radio Full FM was shot dead in the district of La Conquista, Olanchito municipality, department of Yoro. Reports said that unidentified gunmen opened fire several times on Soto as he was parking his motorbike at home.

Both the police and Soto's colleagues dismissed the claim that Soto was murdered in an armed robbery attempt, saying that he had no valuables on him at the time of his death. One colleague told reporters that Soto was held in high esteem by fellow journalists because of his professionalism and fairness. However, the journalist also covered corruption among public administration.