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New forms of judicial harassment against journalists in Latin America

"Journalists from Latin America warned about the use of new forms of judicial harassment –among them the Lawfare theory– by certain political sectors against journalism in the region. The most serious example was when on Tuesday [June 22] the 'justice' of the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua raided the home of investigative journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro in Managua in an armed money laundering case.

Consulted by Clarín, seven renowned journalists revealed how, from Nicaragua to Argentina, these sectors control the courts, use the theory of Lawfare or other forms of mechanisms or new concepts to try to criminalize those who carry out investigations on corruption in the State."

 

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