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Independent journalists in Nicaragua demand annulment of sentence against journalist Miguel Mendoza

"The organization of Independent Journalists and Communicators of Nicaragua (PIN) denounced the sentence against sports journalist and political prisoner Miguel Mendoza Urbina, arguing that it lacks a legal basis and therefore must be annulled. The Judiciary sentenced the opposition member to nine years in prison and disqualified him from holding public office. In a statement […]

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Judge finds Nicaraguan journalist Miguel Mora guilty of conspiracy

"A Nicaraguan judge found journalist Miguel Mora guilty for the crime of 'conspiracy' on Feb. 4. Mora was one of seven presidential candidates imprisoned in the country for eight months, after announcing his intention to run against President Daniel Ortega. Ortega was re-elected in November for a fourth consecutive term. The former director of the […]

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El Salvador lets in two Cuban journalists who were critical of the regime and were forced to leave the island

"Two Cuban journalists who remained stranded for more than 30 hours at the San Salvador International Airport have been admitted to the Central American country by the government of President Nayib Bukele, after the regime of Daniel Ortega, an ally of Havana, rejected their entry to Nicaragua. Independent reporters Esteban Rodríguez and Héctor Luis Valdés […]

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IACHR grants precautionary measures in favor of journalist María Lilly Delgado Talavera in Nicaragua

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued, on Dec. 8, 2021, Resolution 101/21, granting precautionary measures in favor of María Lilly Delgado Talavera, after considering that she is in serious and urgent situational risk of irreparable damage to her rights in Nicaragua. According to the requestors, as a result of her journalistic work in […]

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Independent press denounces attacks during electoral process in Nicaragua

"The organization Periodistas y Comunicadores Independientes de Nicaragua (PCIN) denounced this Wednesday [Nov. 10] that it recorded 52 attacks against the press during the electoral process that culminated on Sunday with the re-election of President Daniel Ortega for a fourth consecutive term. Between Oct. 25 and Nov. 7, voting day, there were '52 attacks, of […]

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Latin American journalists among nominees for 2021 RSF Press Freedom Awards

"Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its acronym in French) is unveiling the nominees for the 2021 RSF Press Freedom Awards, which will be awarded on 18 November. Journalists and media outlets from 11 countries have been nominated for the awards that will be given in three categories – journalistic courage, impact and independence." Nicaraguan weekly […]

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Nicaraguan journalism, squeezed between the 'laws of silence' and 'exile'

"For the past five months, Alvaro Navarro has been sitting before his computer keyboard with extra care. Never, not even when he started out as a keen reporter and then as news director for the news site Artículo 66, did he have to 'fret over' each word he types. Since last June, the situation for him […]

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Nicaraguan police detain journalists Mileydi Trujillo and Elvin Martínez during electoral coverage

“Journalists Mileydi Trujillo and Elvin Martínez were detained on the morning of this Sunday, Nov. 7, by agents of the regime's police force when the reporters were covering the questioned elections of Daniel Ortega. The reporters, from media page ‘Masaya al día,' were in a taxi near the San Jerónimo roundabout, at the entrance to […]

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Nicaragua prohibits entry of Washington Post correspondent who was going to cover elections

"The Ortega regime denied entry to the country to journalist Mary Beth Sheridan, Mexico and Central America correspondent for The Washington Post, who intended to cover the general elections on Sunday, Nov. 7. According to the journalist's account, this Thursday [Nov. 4] she arrived at Mexico's International Airport with ticket in hand, ready to travel […]

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Daniel Ortega denies foreign press entry to cover elections in Nicaragua

“The Ortega regime has blocked the entry of the foreign press to cover elections next Sunday, Nov. 7. About a dozen reporters and photojournalists from different international media have tried to enter the country, but immigration authorities have not allowed it, despite the fact that they have complied with all immigration and health requirements." Read […]