Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega's regime plans to use La Prensa's facilities to disseminate propaganda, IAPA warns

  • Source: IAPA
  • January 16, 2023

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed concern over the new improper, illegal, and unconstitutional use of the presses and facilities stolen from the newspaper La Prensa by the Daniel Ortega regime of Nicaragua. The organization warned that the government plans to use the newspaper's presses and facilities to open an official media outlet to publish government propaganda.

La Prensa has been published digitally outside of Nicaragua since the government seized its facilities on August 13, 2021. The government is now hiring personnel who worked for the company because of their specialized knowledge of the newspaper's presses and other production equipment and commercial printing press.

IAPA President Michael Greenspon said: 'It is alarming that, in addition to having confiscated and stripped the assets of a private company, the regime now has the gall to use the media's assets for propaganda purposes,' Greenspon, global director of Licensing and Print Innovation of The New York Times, United States, said. ‘We are no longer surprised by this regime that imprisons journalists, forces them into exile, and has confiscated property and real estate for its benefit.’"

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