With many of its journalists in exile, La Prensa commemorates 98 years with special edition published in Nicaraguan territory

  • Source: EFE
  • March 4, 2024

"The newspaper La Prensa, the oldest in Nicaragua, reaches 98 years old, resisting from exile and with a commemorative edition published by its journalists from Nicaraguan territory on the San Juan River.

'This year, journalists, using a Costa Rican boat with the right of free navigation on the San Juan River, Nicaraguan territory, have created the commemorative edition of its 98th anniversary,' noted an editorial in La Prensa this Saturday [March 2].

The newspaper, subject to censorship in Nicaragua by the Government of Daniel Ortega, said that despite the difficulties, its journalists 'have managed to provide vital information from a country hungry for news', and appreciates that despite the 'constant harassment, the persecution and imprisonment of directors and staff of the newspaper, the spirit of journalism in La Prensa has prevailed.' It therefore highlighted that 'in an act of unprecedented bravery, the newspaper has once again published in Nicaraguan territory, even when all its journalists are exiled and without citizenship.'"

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