Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Belize
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Belize, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5678e23.html [accessed 23 October 2016]|
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Evan Hyde, host of "Wake Up Belize" on the Belize City-based Krem Radio, found the windows of his Toyota Tacoma smashed and two homemade bombs left on the passenger's seat, the biweekly Amandala reported. Local police said someone attempted to light at least one of the explosive devices, according to press reports. Hyde told Channel 5 Belize that he believed the September 28 incident was a work-related reprisal.
Rufus X, co-host of the political program "Kremandala Show" on local Krem TV and Radio, was passing through the gates surrounding his Belize City home at 10 p.m. on October 2 when an unidentified man beat him with an iron rod, Amandala reported. The journalist's arm was broken in two places. In an interview with Channel 5 Belize, he said he believed the attacks were retaliation for Krem's political views. Police were investigating.