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Nicaraguan government prevents editor-in-chief of Channel 10 from leaving the country

"This Wednesday [Sept. 28] Nicaraguan authorities prevented Mauricio Madrigal, news director of Channel 10, from leaving the country. He said he was heading to Miami for a work meeting. Madrigal, who went to the public prosecutor on June 29 for a money laundering case for which the NGO Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro is being […]

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IAPA announces the winners of the Grand Prize for Press Freedom 2021

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) awarded the Grand Prize for Press Freedom 2021 to media executive Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, from Nicaragua; and the journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro, from Cuba. Upon substantiating its decision, the IAPA extended the award to independent journalists from both countries who this year, 'one of the darkest periods,' have […]

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Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa dismisses more than half of its workers due to persecution from Daniel Ortega

"Drowned by the persecution of the Daniel Ortega regime, newspaper La Prensa, the largest and longest-lived newspaper in Nicaragua, announced on Wednesday [Sept. 15] the dismissal of more than half of its workers, personnel linked to the newsroom, finance, circulation, marketing, bodegas (warehouses) and printing press. Although the newspaper has not made public the number […]

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Nicaragua: Report shows 80 violations of press freedom during the month of August

"A total of 80 attacks on press freedom were registered in Nicaragua in the month of August alone, according to the most recent report by La Prensa newspaper for this month, in which civil and judicial processes, assaults and arbitrary detentions against independent media directors, journalists and editors persist." Read original article (in Spanish)

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Anonymous sources: Repression installs unprecedented self-censorship in Nicaragua

“The repressive escalation of the Ortega-Murillos against any voice that criticizes their dictatorship has caused sources of information to close. It is an ‘information blackout’ never seen in times of peace in the country. Those who dare to speak only do so on condition of anonymity. It is a devastating blow to freedom of expression […]

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Confidencial Radio and Onda Local, programs critical of Ortega regime, are taken off the air in Nicaragua

"Two radio programs critical of the Ortega regime, Confidencial Radio and Onda Local, were suspended by Radio Corporación, in which they were broadcast, on the grounds that they are related to a money laundering case against the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation." Read original article (in Spanish)

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Nicaraguan prosecutor's office accuses journalist Carlos Chamorro of money laundering

"The Nicaraguan prosecutor's office reported this Tuesday (August 24) that it accused the journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios for the crimes of money, goods and assets laundering, appropriation and improper retention and abusive management, within the case against the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation. Chamorro, one of the most critical voices of the government led […]

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Nicaraguan property administration expropriates home of journalist Patricia Orozco from Agenda Propia; she decides to go into exile

"Patricia Orozco, former director of Onda Local and director of the digital media outlet Agenda Propia, announced that she has gone into exile and denounced that the Property Administration expropriated her home that had been granted to her by the State and where she has lived with her family for 36 years. 'The Property Administration […]

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IACHR expands precautionary measures in favor of journalist Miguel de los Ángeles Mora Barberena in Nicaragua

"The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued Resolution 61/2021 on Aug. 11, 2021, by which it granted precautionary measures in favor of Miguel de los Ángeles Mora Barberena, after considering that he is in a serious and urgent situation of risk of irreparable damage to his rights. According to the request, Mr. Mora continued […]

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Journalist Marisol Balladares and her daughter flee Nicaragua and fight to enter the United States

"Journalist Marisol Balladares Blanco and her daughter Gloria Elena Escorcia Balladres are the most recent faces of the persecution and the collateral effects of the harassment against freedom of expression and freedom of the press suffered by journalists in Nicaragua. Balladares and her daughter left everything behind in their native country due to the harassment they […]