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Four years after social protests against the authoritarian government in Nicaragua, Ortega has turned the country into ‘a prison,’ say exiled journalists

Four years after the social outbreak of 2018 in Nicaragua, more than 120 journalists have gone into exile, at least 20 media have been confiscated, there are no printed newspapers circulating in the country and six journalists have received sentences ranging from 7 to 13 years in prison, with fines in the millions. However, the independent Nicaraguan press continues to fight for freedom, both from inside the country and in exile.

Lucía Pineda en un panel durante el 15º Coloquio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Digital.

Devastated by the Ortega-Murillo administration, Nicaraguan journalism bets on resistance, resilience and reinvention

Journalists from Nicaragua spoke about challenging working conditions at present, how they have managed to overcome barriers while reporting from Nicaragua and in exile, and how the international community can help, during a panel at the Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.

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Nicaragua recorded the most violent year for the press since wave of attacks began in 2018

In 2021, 702 cases of abuse of power and violence against the press by the Daniel Ortega regime were recorded, almost double the 360 reported in 2020. Attacks on independent media outlets are in the lead, with 469 reported cases.

Illustration of photojournalist covering a protest

Journalists need more preparation and guarantees to safely cover violent street protests in Latin America, experts say

The spike of public protests that sometimes turned violent has not been met with enough preparation by Latin American journalists who find themselves in the midst of confrontations, experts say.

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Voces en Libertad becomes umbrella news portal for independent media in Nicaragua, according to founders

The online news portal Voces en Libertad was created to fight censorship imposed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. It allows for collaboration among independent news outlets, existing and emerging, so they can continue informing and telling Nicaragua’s stories.

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Do more and better journalism to defend democracy amid authoritarian governments, webinar panelists say

Journalists from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela spoke in a panel during the webinar “Journalism in Times of Polarization and Disinformation in Latin America.” The panel explored press freedom in countries faced with increasingly authoritarian governments and how they’ve been able to continue doing journalism.

Nicaraguan flag and election box

In year leading up to presidential elections, Nicaraguan government cracks down on independent press

In the year leading up to Nicaragua’s presidential election on Nov. 7, President Daniel Ortega implemented increasingly strict limitations on press freedom— a move critics say is part of a years-long campaign to silence Ortega’s political opposition.

Caricaturista Pedro X. Molina, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro X. Molina receives ‘Recognition of Excellence’ from the 2021 Gabo Awards

A few days ago, and within the framework of the Gabo Festival, one of the most important journalism festivals in Latin America, the cartoonist Pedro X. Molina from Nicaragua received the ‘Recognition of Excellence from the 2021 Gabo Awards.’

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Nicaraguan police take over La Prensa offices, announce investigation and detain general manager

Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa is under investigation and workers are prohibited from entering the building, located in Managua, after the national police raided it on Aug. 13.

La Prensa "La dictadura retiene nuestro papel, pero no puede ocultar la verdad"

La Prensa stops circulating on paper due to lack of supplies, leaving Nicaragua without daily print newspaper

Newspaper La Prensa of Nicaragua circulated in print for the last time on Aug. 12, at least temporarily, due to the lack of raw materials, the publication reported. La prensa said it will continue to report through social media and its website.