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Nicaragua: Journalist Victor Ticay found guilty of 'undermining national integrity' for covering religious event

"Courts in the service of the Ortega-Murillo regime have declared journalist Victor Ticay guilty of the bogus crimes of 'spreading fake news' and 'undermining the national integrity,' attorney Braulio Abarca, with the Nicaragua Nunca + [Never Again Nicaragua] Human Rights Collective informed. The journalist was taken to the Managua court complex in the early hours […]

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Nicaraguan Prosecutor’s Office accuses journalist Víctor Ticay of treason and cybercrime

“On May 19, prosecutors accused Víctor Ticay, a correspondent for the Nicaraguan TV station Canal 10, of treason and cybercrime, according to multiple news reports. He has been held at a police station in Managua, the capital, since he was arrested while covering an Easter celebration on April 6. [...] Those news reports said that […]

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IAPA condemns Ortega regime's escalating repression of Nicaraguan press

"The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the intensification of 'repression' by the Daniel Ortega regime against the media in Nicaragua on Thursday [May 11]. The regime's actions have resulted in the detention of three journalists since last April in the Central American country. In a statement, the organization, based in Miami, urged the international community […]

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Another journalist arrested in Nicaragua, the third one in three days

The Nicaraguan journalist Hazel Zamora Hernández, news director of a local program and collaborator of Channel 10 television in Nicaragua's southern Caribbean, was detained on Friday, May 5, by the National Police, according to the website Alertas Libertad de Prensa Nicaragua. The journalist was detained by police while traveling with her children in a public […]

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Daniel Ortega inaugurates a 'cultural center' in the building he expropriated from La Prensa, Nicaragua's oldest newspaper

"The regime of Daniel Ortega inaugurated this Wednesday [April 19] a state technical education center in the building of the legendary newspaper La Prensa, militarily occupied since August 2021 and whose editorial staff went into exile due to the persecution unleashed against its staff. On Aug. 13, 2021, police patrols stormed the newspaper's premises, seized […]

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Newsrooms from Chile, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua were chosen for new Report for the World cohort

“Report for the World today announced the selection of 15 new host newsrooms, more than doubling its global network from eight to 20 countries. Among them are five, independent newsrooms reporting on their home countries in exile. ‘As we expand to 20 countries this year, we have also extended our support to newsrooms operating in […]

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At least 185 journalists have left Nicaragua since 2018 due to aggressions by Daniel Ortega's regime

"At least 185 Nicaraguan journalists have gone into exile for security reasons since April 2018, when demonstrations against the regime presided over by Daniel Ortega broke out, according to a report released on Monday [April 10] by the regional network Voces del Sur. 'In the first quarter of 2023, we learned that seven journalists were […]

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'How to do journalism under a dictatorship, lessons from Nicaragua': Lecture by Carlos Chamorro at the Reuters Institute

"[...] Last Feb. 15, we 94 Nicaraguan citizens were stripped of our nationality by the regime of Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, in an illegal, unconstitutional act, and in violation of international treaties signed by the State of Nicaragua. The penalty also includes the loss of our citizenship rights in perpetuity and the […]

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IACHR Asks Inter-American Court to grant temporary measures in favor of radio La Costeñísima team in Nicaragua

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Feb. 22, 2023, to grant temporary measures in favor of the team of journalists at the radio station La Costeñísima in Nicaragua's South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, as well as their families. The IACHR believes they all face an extremely […]

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Exiled, imprisoned and spied on: The cost of reporting in Central America

"Daniel Ortega's regime in Nicaragua closes and confiscates media outlets, imprisons journalists and forces them into exile. But attacks on press freedom are spreading throughout the region: Nayib Bukele in El Salvador and other Central American presidents are following Ortega's handbook. In this special episode we talk [in Spanish] with Octavio Enriquez, a Nicaraguan journalist […]