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Introduction to Honduras News Media

Honduras is located in Central America sharing its borders with Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Mesoamerican cultures, especially Maya, are found in Honduras. However, the 16th century Spanish Colonization introduced Roman Catholicism, who brought the Spanish language to the country.

Becoming independent in 1821, Honduras has consistently suffered social strife as well as political instability over the years. It is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The International Court of Justice had transferred the Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua to Honduras in 1960.

Media Freedom

Honduras is considered one of the most dangerous countries for practicing journalists in the Western Hemisphere. The situation got worse after the 2009 coup. According to the Reporters Without Borders, journalists that criticise the ruling government or favour the opposition parties are often threatened, physically attacked or forced to flee Honduras.

The United States-based Freedom House claims that most of the media outlets in Honduras are owned by some powerful business interests. These businesses keep a control over the content that publishes in the national media.

Newspapers

Local newspapers operate in most of the metropolitan areas of the country. Many news magazines publish in Honduras on a monthly basis. Hablemos Claro, Diez, Cromos, Click, Amiga, Estilo and Hablemos Claro Financiera are among the most popular magazines in Honduras.

The country also has specialised magazines to serve the diverse interests of the Honduran readers. Revista Medica Hondureña is one of the magazines that publish on a regular interval for the members of professional organizations.

Internet Media

According to the Internet World Stats, as many as 2.7 million people had access to the internet in 2017. Facebook is the most popular social media network in the country.

Many of the media organizations have a website to deliver news. Some of the national publishers also allow the readers to browse their archives for free.

Honduras newspapers and magazines list

Honduras has a vast network of newspapers and magazines and here below we present you a list of them. With this list of prominent Honduras newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Honduras media houses in the country and its neighbouring nations.

1. El Tiempo

Honduras newspapers 1 El Tiempo

El Tiempo is a daily newspaper based in Honduras. The newspaper is owned by Jaime Rosenthal. It is published in the Spanish language. The daily has its headquarters in San Pedro Sula.

El Tiempo also has an internet domain www.tiempo.hn, which was purchased by Banco Continental on August 31, 2000, with a 15-year right of possession. The official website of El Tiempo ranked eighth in Honduras according to Alexa’s July 19, 2019 data.

News Sections

El Tiempo also has a website to complement its print edition. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated its stories into different sections such as Politics, World, Nation, Sports, TV, Women and Events among others. It is available on various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Honduras newspapers 1 El Tiempo website

El Tiempo Online

2. La Prensa

Honduras newspapers 2 La Prensa

La Prensa is a newspaper based in Honduras. Published in the Spanish language, its first issue appeared in 1964. La Prensa was founded by Organización Publicitaria, S.A.. The daily newspaper has its headquarters in San Pedro Sula.

Ownership

The president of Organización Publicitaria is Jorge Canahuati Larach, who is also a member of the Inter American Press Association Executive Committee.

Website

La Prensa also has a news portal to complement its print edition. The website comprises all the latest news from Honduras. It also covers news related to different sections like world, economy, entertainment, sports, soccer and scandals.

Social Media Presence

La Prensa is available on different social media platforms as well. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. La Prensa also offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices.

Honduras newspapers 2 La Prensa website

La Prensa Online

La Prensa ePaper

3. La Tribuna

La Tribuna is a daily newspaper based in Honduras. Published in the Spanish language, it is owned by Carlos Roberto Flores, Honduran former President.

Origin

The newspaper was founded by Oscar Armando Flores Midence in 1976. Oscar Armando Flores Midence was a lawyer, writer and journalist. The newspaper has its headquarters in Tegucigalpa.

Ownership

Carlos Roberto Flores is the President, chief executive officer and publisher of La Tribuna.

Website

La Tribuna also has a news portal with sections such as National, International, Economics, Sports, Technology and more. One can follow it on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. La Tribuna also offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices.

Honduras newspapers 3 La Tribuna website

La Tribuna Online

La Tribuna ePaper

La Tribuna Android App

La Tribuna iOS App

4. Hondudiario

Honduras newspapers 4 Hondudiario

Hondudiario is a news website based in Honduras. It publishes stories in the Spanish language. Hondudiario has sections such as Health, Technology, Tourism, Economy, Sports Business, Politics and International among others.

The news portal is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It has a mobile application for Android devices as well.

Honduras newspapers 4 Hondudiario website

Hondudiario Online

Hondudiario Android App

5. ‎Proceso

Honduras newspapers 5 Proceso

Proceso is a news website of Honduras. The Spanish language portal was launched on April 29, 2005. Marlen Iveth Perdomo de Zelaya is the director of the website.

Proceso has several sections such as Nationals, Politics, International, Economy, Migrants, Sports, Health and Society among others. It is also present on major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Honduras newspapers 5 Proceso website

Proceso Online

Proceso ePaper

6. El Pais

Honduras newspapers 6 El Pais

El País is a Spanish language newspaper with national circulation. El País has headquarters in San Pedro Sula. Launched in 2017, it is a part of Grupo La Tribuna.

El País also has a website with sections such as Country, International and Sports among others. It is available on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well.

Honduras newspapers 6 El Pais website

El Pais Online

El Pais ePaper

El Pais Android App

El Pais iOS App

7. Criterio

Criterio is a digital newspaper based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Published in the Spanish language, the news portal was launched on May 1, 2005.

Criterio has several sections to cater to the interests of its readers. It has categories such as Entertainment, World, National, Opinion and many more. One can also find it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Honduras newspapers 7 Criterio website

Criterio Online

8. Noti Bomba

Noti Bomba is a news portal in Honduras. It offers news and other services to the Latino community in Latin America and the United States. Launched in the year 2015, Noti Bomba claims to have millions of visitors every month.

The website has sections such as U.S. Immigration, Mexico, Videos and International among others. It is also present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Honduras newspapers 8 Noti Bomba website

Noti Bomba Online

9. Diario Deportivo MÁS ‎

Honduras newspapers 9 Mas

Diario Deportivo MÁS is a sports website published in the Spanish language. It is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The sports portal covers baseball, basketball, boxing, tennis, motoring and many more sports besides soccer.

Diario Deportivo MÁS has specialised categories for each one of the sports. It is also present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Honduras newspapers 9 Mas website

Mas Online

Mas ePaper

10. Televicentro

Televicentro, also known as TVC is a television station in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. Founded by Rafael Ferrari, it was established in 1987. TVC integrated four television channels-namely, Canal 5, Telecadena 7 y 4, Telesistema Informativo (TSi) and Mega Show Business TV.

Televicentro is also available as a website with its presence on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Honduras newspapers 10 Televicentro website

Televicentro Online

Televicentro Android App

Televicentro iOS App

11. Honduras Tips

Honduras Tips was established in 1994 as Copán Tips by John Dupuis. In 1997, it became Honduras Tips, thus expanding the coverage of geographical information from Copán to the entire country.

Same year, it also became an official guide of the Honduran Institute of Tourism. Honduras Tips has its offices in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

Honduras newspapers 11 Honduras Tips website

Honduras Tips Online

Honduras Tips ePaper

12. Roatan Island Travel Guide

Roatanet is a travel guide for Roatán, an island in Honduras. The travel portal has information related to accommodation, activities and real estate among others.

Roatanet is managed by Tortuga Digital. It also has official accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter besides a YouTube channel.

Honduras newspapers 12 Roatan Island Travel Guide website

Roatan Island Travel Guide Online

13. Hablemos Claro Magazine‎

Honduras newspapers 13 Hablemos Claro Magazine

Hablemos Claro is a Honduran magazine published in the Spanish language. It also has a website. To cater to the interests of its wide range of readers, Hablemos Claro has sections such as Economy, Editorial, Health, Technology, Lifetime, World and News among others.

Honduras newspapers 13 Hablemos Claro Magazine website

Hablemos Claro Magazine Online

Conclusion

The media in Honduras is vast and comprises mediums like radio, television, cinema, magazines, newspapers, cinema and internet based websites. The music industry is also growing with the years in Honduras.

FM and AM are the two bands of the Honduran radio broadcasts. Some of the radio channels feature only interviews and discussions, while music of genres like hip-hop, Top 40 and country is being broadcast on music radio stations.

Television is the most followed news medium in Honduras as half of the country’s households have at least one television.

State of Media

Oscar Perez said in a study conducted on censorship and discrimination in Honduras in 2014 that “silence is imposed” on the working journalists. In the same year, around 72 percent journalists had reported of violation or obstruction to their work. They face serious challenges to complete a task effectively and in a safe way.

Who Owns Media?

Former President of Honduras Carlos Flores owns the country’s most influential media house. The most popular radio stations and TV channels of Honduras are owned by either renowned journalists or ministers. These media outlets report in line of their ideological or political patrons. Therefore, most of the media reports are either one-sided or biased and cause strong media polarization at times.

While the propelling industry knows no bounds, we at MediaBuzz are working hard to provide encyclopedic coverage of all the news sources. We are a team of professional writers with a knack for the trends in the world of journalism.

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