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Nicaragua's press defiant in the face of arson attacks and mob violence

July 9, 2018 10:32 AM ET

At the temporary office of Radio Darío in the Nicaraguan city of León, reporters have set up two emergency escape routes: a trap door that opens into the dining room of the house next door and a ladder leading to the roof....

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Armed attackers rob, threaten Nicaraguan reporter in his home

June 15, 2018 6:00 PM ET

Two armed men broke into the home of newspaper reporter Josué Garay in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua early on June 10, 2018, beat him and stole his phone and identification documents, the journalist told CPJ by phone. Garay told CPJ he believes the attack was an attempt to...

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Civilians attack, set fire to pro-government radio station in Nicaragua

May 30, 2018 4:03 PM ET

Bogotá, May 30, 2018--Nicaraguan authorities should investigate an attack on a pro-government radio station in Managua, the capital, hold the perpetrators to account, and ensure that journalists covering ongoing unrest in the country can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist killed while covering protests in eastern Nicaragua

April 24, 2018 5:34 PM ET

New York, April 24, 2018--Nicaraguan authorities should investigate journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona's death and ensure that reporters can do their work without fear of violence or censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Gahona, the director of the local, independent television program El Meridiano, was fatally shot on...

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In Nicaragua, TV channels blocked, journalists injured while covering pension protests

April 20, 2018 5:29 PM ET

New York, April 20, 2018--At least nine journalists have been injured and at least five independent television channels have been blocked in Nicaragua, as escalating protests against pension reform since April 18 have left at least three people dead, according to news reports....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in Nicaragua

April 20, 2018 4:10 PM ET

Demonstrations began in Nicaragua on April 18, as thousands of civilians in several cities protested changes to the country's social security system, according to reports. At least three people, including a protester and a police officer, were killed in clashes, The Associated Press reported....

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Long silence from Nicaragua's president as first lady keeps press at arm's length

March 24, 2015 5:04 PM ET

It's been nearly 3,000 days since Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega last held a news conference, according to the opposition newspaper La Prensa. But when journalists complain about the lack of access to Ortega they often direct their ire not at the president but at the first lady, Rosario Murillo....

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Reporters covering Nicaragua waterway project obstructed by lack of information

February 24, 2015 12:16 PM ET

When Nicaragua began preliminary work on an interoceanic waterway designed to handle ships too big for the Panama Canal, some of the foreign correspondents who had flown in to cover the December groundbreaking were left high and dry....

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CPJ urges OAS not to weaken human rights system

March 18, 2013 12:40 PM ET

Dear OAS Ministers of Foreign Affairs: Ahead of the assembly of the Organization of American States on Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to oppose any attempts to debilitate the regional human rights system. The failure of member states to preserve the autonomy and independence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its special rapporteur on freedom of expression would make citizens throughout the hemisphere more vulnerable to human rights violations and represent a blow to democracy in the Americas.

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Attacks on the Press: How the Americas Failed Press Freedom

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

A system to defend free expression is under attack from foes and former allies. By Carlos Lauría...

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