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Nicaraguan government removes CNN en Español from the air

"The Nicaraguan government took CNN en Español off the air Thurs. Sept. 22 at 12:07 a.m. ET, 10:07 p.m. Wed. in the Central American country. (...) CNN issued a statement on the off-airing of its signal in Nicaragua: 'At CNN en Español we believe in the vital role that freedom of the press plays in […]

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Daniel Ortega's war against journalism: 54 media outlets have been shut down

"On International Journalists' Day, the forced closures of media outlets, raids, confiscations and arrests of journalists in Nicaragua keep the national press and the international community on edge, while the country is the scene of a war by Daniel Ortega and [his wife] Rosario Murillo against freedom of the press and freedom of expression. (...) […]

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Nicaragua: Police under Ortega seize Radio Vos headquarters in Matagalpa, one month after station was canceled by the regime

"Daniel Ortega's regime continues its repressive escalation against radio and media outlets in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. This time the police under Ortega invaded the facilities of Radio Vos, which is a feminist news outlet, another sector under constant attack and repression by the regime. The web page of Radio Vos informed this Tues., Sept. 6, that […]

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Nicaragua's La Prensa newspaper denounces confiscation and dismantling of its building

"The newspaper La Prensa reported on Monday in its digital edition that the Nicaraguan government has completed the 'de facto confiscation' of its movable and immovable properties, whose value, according to the newspaper, reaches an amount close to US$ 10 million. According to the report, construction work is progressing inside the newspaper's former building, without […]

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Ortega closes three more radio stations in Nicaragua, bringing the total to 13 in August

"The government of President Daniel Ortega, through the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Posts (Telcor, by its Spanish acronym), cancelled the broadcasting license of three more radio stations (...) With the closure of these three radio stations, 13 radio stations have been closed so far in August, most of them located in the north of […]

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Central America and its 'anti-media rhetoric,' a hostile land for press freedom

"Central America has never been known for its commitment to freedom of the press, but in recent months there have been more and more cases of imprisonment of journalists, illegal raids on newsrooms or the closure of radio stations that are a nuisance to the authorities. France 24 spoke to two heavyweights in the defense […]

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Nicaragua: IAPA denounces serious health deterioration of journalists imprisoned by Daniel Ortega's regime

"At least six journalists imprisoned in Nicaragua by the regime of Daniel Ortega are suffering serious health deterioration, after months of being imprisoned in torture-like conditions, denounced the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), through a statement. The IAPA warned this week that these six journalists were condemned to sentences of up to 13 years in […]

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Editorial staff of La Prensa forced to leave Nicaragua due to persecution by Ortega's regime

"The Daniel Ortega regime's persecution of the staff of Diario LA PRENSA this month forced the newspaper's staff to flee the country. Journalists, editors, photographers and other staff were forced to leave Nicaragua irregularly [without proper travel documentation] in the last two weeks to protect their safety and freedom." Read original story (in Spanish)

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IAPA condemns confiscation and closure of fourth Nicaraguan news outlet

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned on June 20th the confiscation of the Nicaraguan news outlet Trinchera de la Noticia. It pointed out that this is the fourth news media outlet officially shut down in that country as a result of 'hostile actions by the Nicaraguan government.' IAPA, based in Miami, emphasized that this […]

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Nearly 118 journalists have left Nicaragua due to insecurity

"According to a report released by the regional security network, Voces del Sur, of Nicaragua, nearly 118 journalists have left the nation since 2018 for security reasons, since the outbreak of demonstrations against the government of President Daniel Ortega. The document sent to international agencies states that among journalists are cameramen, reporters, editors, photographers, and […]