Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Is Carla Bruni against a political comeback for Sarkozy?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'iVIOLATED'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

France's Iliad considers fresh offer for T-Mobile

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Back to school!

Read more

WEB NEWS

USA: Thousands pay tribute to Michael Brown

Read more

ENCORE!

The French Maestro of Soul

Read more

FOCUS

US tobacco giants want lion's share of e-cigarette business

Read more

  • NATO plans new 'spearhead' force to counter Russia

    Read more

  • French clubs left behind as others spend big

    Read more

  • Arab media strike back at IS Islamists – with cartoons

    Read more

  • US military targets Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group

    Read more

  • Boko Haram Islamists seize northeast Nigerian town

    Read more

  • Monaco’s Falcao leaves Ligue 1 for Man Utd

    Read more

  • UN backs Iraqi request for inquiry into IS militant crimes

    Read more

  • French education ministry picture sparks racist abuse

    Read more

  • Obama calls for higher wages amid 'revving' US economy

    Read more

  • Video: Ukraine’s children return to school as fighting rages on

    Read more

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    Read more

  • US urges Israel to reverse West Bank land seizure

    Read more

  • Lesotho PM calls for regional peacekeeping force after ‘coup’

    Read more

  • Ukrainian forces retreat from Luhansk airport after clashes

    Read more

  • Teddy Riner, France’s unstoppable judo champion

    Read more

  • Iraqi forces free Amerli in biggest victory over IS militants since June

    Read more

  • Anti-govt protesters briefly seize Pakistan's state TV

    Read more

Reportages

Honduran media join the fray

Video by Laurence CUVILLIER , Blake SCHMIDT

Text by Laurence CUVILLIER

Latest update : 2009-10-07

As diplomats from across the Americas step up efforts to resolve the standoff between interim leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Honduran media have made it clear who they are rooting for.

Roberto Micheletti, “the putschist president”? The “constitutional president”? The “de facto president”? Manuel Zelaya, “the ousted president”? The “elected president”? Or simply “Señor Zelaya”? Depending on the words chosen, viewers can quickly guess which candidate Honduran media have sided with.

 

As the struggle for power heats up in Honduras, local media have been dragged into the escalating polarisation. Today it is virtually impossible to find a broadcaster that uses neutral words to talk about the two main protagonists of the political crisis, Roberto Micheletti and Manuel Zelaya.
 
Hooking on to pro-Zelaya media, however, has proved tricky, since the Micheletti government has shut down the two main networks supporting his rival, Canal 36 and Radio Globo.

 
 

Date created : 2009-10-07

COMMENT(S)