At least 223 journalists have fled Nicaragua for safety reasons since April 2018

"At least 223 Nicaraguan journalists have left Nicaragua for security reasons or have been banished since April 2018, according to a report released by the regional network Voces del Sur and the Foundation for Freedom of Expression and Democracy.

The report, titled 'Defamation, accusations and use of stigmatizing language: the 'opaque voice' of government spokespersons against independent journalism in Nicaragua,' states that at least six communications professionals were forced into exile between July and September 2023, and two others were banned from entering the country.

These eight people bring the number up to 223 communicators, including journalists and media workers, who have been exiled or banished between April 2018, when demonstrations against Daniel Ortega's regime broke out, to Sept. 30, 2023."

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