At least 253 journalists have left Nicaragua since 2018, says NGO

  • Source: DW
  • April 23, 2024

“At least 253 Nicaraguan journalists have left their country since April 2018 for security reasons - or suffered banishment - by the government of Daniel Ortega, according to a report released Sunday (April 21) by the Costa Rica-based NGO Colectivo de Derechos Humanos Nicaragua Nunca Más (Nicaragua Never Again Human Rights Collective).

The report was released on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the death of journalist Ángel Gahona, who was shot while covering demonstrations against the Ortega government.

'Since 2018, at least 253 Nicaraguan journalists have left Nicaragua due to the persecution and criminalization of their work from the upper echelons of the dictatorship, such as (Vice President) Rosario Murillo, who frequently calls them terrorists,' said the Collective, composed of Nicaraguan activists in exile.”

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