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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 […]

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Daniel Ortega's regime threatens and expels journalists from Spanish-language TV channel based in Florida from Nicaragua

"Daniel Ortega's regime denied entry to the country and threatened to arrest the journalistic team of MegaTV, a Spanish-language channel based in Miami, Florida, on April 24. The journalists were forcibly expelled from the country and sent to El Salvador. The journalist Camilo Loret de Mola and his cameraman, César Torero, were detained at the […]

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The press is experiencing a 'disheartening panorama' in Latin America, warns IAPA

“The right to freedom of the press is experiencing an extremely delicate moment in countries such as Nicaragua, Venezuela, El Salvador, Cuba or Mexico, black spots on a continent in which 24 journalists have died in the last 12 months, Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) officials said on Tuesday, April 19. In his speech at the […]

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Nicaraguan judge ratifies 8-year prison sentence for former director of Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

"The ninth judge of the criminal trial district of Managua, Luden Martín Quiroz García, confirmed the sentences of between 7 and 13 years in prison requested by the Public Ministry [of Nicaragua] against the five implicated in the case known as Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (FVBCH). (...) Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, former director of the […]

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Daniel Ortega's plan to legitimize the closure of media outlets in Nicaragua

"Through a statement issued on March 14, from its headquarters in the city of Miami, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) expressed its concern about the current situation faced by the media working in Nicaragua. IAPA warned that in that country, from the official institutions of the Ortega regime, freedom of the press is being undermined […]

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IAPA demands the release of journalists who are prisoners of conscience in Nicaragua

"The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) demanded the immediate release of three directors of the newspaper La Prensa and two journalists convicted for their defense of freedom of expression and of the press in Nicaragua. Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, general manager of La Prensa and Vice President of IAPA for Nicaragua, has been imprisoned since Aug. […]