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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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IACHR adopts precautionary measures in favor of Nicaraguan journalists

"On July 11, 2021, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) adopted Resolution 52/21, in which it granted precautionary measures in favour of Willih Francisco Narváez González and Alberto José Miranda Herrera, after considering that they find themselves in a situation of serious and urgent risk of irreparable damage to their rights in Nicaragua. According […]

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New forms of judicial harassment against journalists in Latin America

"Journalists from Latin America warned about the use of new forms of judicial harassment –among them the Lawfare theory– by certain political sectors against journalism in the region. The most serious example was when on Tuesday [June 22] the 'justice' of the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua raided the home of investigative journalist Carlos Fernando […]

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Third Nicaraguan journalist goes into exile this week due to escalation of Ortega repression

"Nicaraguan journalist Julio López, of the Onda Local digital portal, reported this Thursday [June 24] that he has gone into exile after learning that he had immigration retention and that he would be cited for a case of alleged money laundering for which the nonprofit directed by opposition leader Cristiana Chamorro, daughter of former president […]

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Miguel Mendoza is the second journalist jailed in Nicaragua

"On the night of June 21, the Nicaraguan police arrested the sports journalist Miguel Ángel Mendoza Urbina. The government of Daniel Ortega confirmed his arrest on a press release which expressed that the journalist is investigated for: 'Carrying out acts that undermine independence, sovereignty, and self-determination, inciting foreign interference in internal affairs, requesting military interventions, […]

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Journalist Carlos F. Chamorro confirms he left Nicaragua for the second time

"Journalist and director of CONFIDENCIAL and Esta Semana, Carlos Fernando Chamorro, confirmed that he left Nicaragua for the second time, after the National Police raided his home on the night of this Monday, June 21. 'My wife Desirée Elizondo and I left Nicaragua to protect our freedom. Doing journalism and reporting the truth is not […]

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Journalist Carlos F. Chamorro denounces search of his house in Nicaragua

"Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, winner of the 38th Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards, denounced on Monday (06.21.2021) the raid on his home as part of the wave of arrests against opposition political leaders and businessmen, with five months until elections in which the president, Daniel Ortega, seeks his third re-election for a fourth consecutive […]

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Nicaragua denies entry to New York Times journalist amid escalating crisis

"A New York Times journalist was denied entry into Nicaragua on Thursday amid a nationwide crackdown against the media and civil society in the Central American nation. Anatoly Kurmanaev, who recently joined the Times’s Mexico City bureau after years covering Venezuela, had his ticket to Managua canceled by the airline he was traveling on hours […]

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IACHR adopts precautionary measures in favor of journalist Kalua Salazar and her family in Nicaragua

"On June 10, 2021, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) adopted Resolution 47/21, in which it granted precautionary measures in favour of Kalua Salazar and her family, after considering that they find themselves in a situation of serious and urgent risk of irreparable damage to their rights in Nicaragua. According to the request, the […]