IACHR Asks Inter-American Court to grant temporary measures in favor of radio La Costeñísima team in Nicaragua

  • Source: OAS
  • March 1, 2023

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Feb. 22, 2023, to grant temporary measures in favor of the team of journalists at the radio station La Costeñísima in Nicaragua's South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, as well as their families. The IACHR believes they all face an extremely serious and urgent risk of suffering irreparable harm to their rights.

The Commission noted that Radio La Costeñísima is the only news outlet in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region with an independent editorial line, which has been critical of the current Nicaraguan government for more than a decade. A former chief editor of La Costeñísima defined the station as ‘an independent voice’ in Nicaragua's South Caribbean Coast, where there are also six pro-government radio stations.


The IACHR finds that the rights of members of Radio La Costeñísima's team of journalists are in extreme danger due to their free exercise of independent journalism. Consequently, […] the Commission asks the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to demand that the State of Nicaragua take immediate measures to protect the lives, physical integrity, and exercise of freedom of expression of all members of this radio station's team of journalists and their families.”


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