Daniel Ortega's plan to legitimize the closure of media outlets in Nicaragua

  • Source: Semana
  • March 17, 2022

"Through a statement issued on March 14, from its headquarters in the city of Miami, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) expressed its concern about the current situation faced by the media working in Nicaragua. IAPA warned that in that country, from the official institutions of the Ortega regime, freedom of the press is being undermined and freedom of expression is being restricted.

IAPA described what recently happened against journalists Cristiana Chamorro and Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, members of the newspaper La Prensa, from the city of Managua, as an 'aberration to freedom of expression and the press.' Both journalists were subjected to trials and sentences were issued against them without having, according to the human rights defense organization, the corresponding evidence.


IAPA's call for repudiation was also joined by Carlos Jornet, president of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information (SIP), who stated that, in addition to the attack against due process and the truth, in the Chamorro case there is evidence of a attempt by the Ortega-Murillo regime, to 'legitimize the closure of media outlets and the persecution of journalists.'"

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