Since 1992 Honduran journalist Dina Meza has been investigating corruption and violations of free speech throughout South America, including the murder of journalists in Honduras. A staunch defender of human rights, she has reported on police brutality, murder and conflict from the troubled Bajo Aguán region.
In 2014, Meza was a nominee for an Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award in the journalism category. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International UK’s Special Award for Human Rights Journalism Under Threat. Meza is the president of the Honduras Pen Centre and runs her own online newspaper, Pasos de Animal Grande, where reports on the corruption of government officials. Her work has also resulted in her and her members of her family to face threats and harassment.
Index on Censorship spoke with Meza at an event at the Law Society in conjunction with the Peace Brigades International in London. The meeting was held for lawyers and free speech advocates to discuss with Meza the state of freedom of expression and conditions for journalists in Honduras.