Accountability systems

Mechanisms of self-regulation are very weak in Honduras. The closest thing to a mechanism of self-regulation was the one signed in June 2013 between media owners and the National Congress at the time of the failed reform to the telecommunications framework law of Honduras. The original intent of the document, according to the media, was to provide a framework for the regulation of content. The code of ethics of the CPH is not recognised by media owners. In the media system in Honduras there are no conditions to establish a media consumer oversight council. The ombudsman is much discredited. The spread of violence is the raw material for an unethical journalism and without proper management of the news, in a society that seeks a climate of peace, but which is fragile in its structures as a result of violence.