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Journalists attacked in Nicaragua since 1992

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Nicaraguan journalist Emiliano Chamorro faces police harassment and surveillance

March 11, 2020 9:40 AM ET

Beginning in 2019, Nicaraguan National Police officers have surveilled and harassed Emiliano Chamorro, director of the digital news outlet El Portavoz Ciudadano and a former reporter at the daily La Prensa, and his family, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview....

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Government supporters attack journalists covering funeral in Nicaragua

March 5, 2020 1:45 PM ET

Amsterdam, March 5, 2020 -- Nicaraguan authorities should thoroughly investigate attacks on reporters covering the funeral of writer and poet Ernesto Cardenal and ensure the safety of journalists who report on events of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nicaraguan customs authorities target 2 newspapers with ink, paper seizures

September 10, 2019 1:30 PM ET

Amsterdam, September 10, 2019 -- Nicaraguan authorities should immediately release newsprint and ink supplies belonging to newspapers La Prensa and El Nuevo Diario, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Nicaragua: A crackdown in four parts

August 5, 2019 11:11 AM ET

When protests erupted in Nicaragua in April last year, it was clear from the beginning that the country's media landscape would be a battleground. One day into the unrest, the government ordered cable providers to cut the signals of at least five TV channels. By the end of the...

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Locked in 'small graves': Nicaraguan journalists Mora and Pineda describe their ordeal

July 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda were arrested on December 21, 2018, in the Managua newsroom of 100% Noticias and spent 172 days in prison facing charges of "inciting violence and hate" and "promoting terrorism." The two journalists spoke to CPJ after their June 11 release. They will receive CPJ's...

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CPJ welcomes release of Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda

June 11, 2019 12:46 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2019---The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda Ubau, the director and news director of independent digital and cable news channel 100% Noticias; the two journalists had been imprisoned since a police raid on their Managua newsroom on...

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Trial of detained Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora indefinitely delayed

April 30, 2019 2:25 PM ET

Miami, April 30, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today renewed its calls for Nicaraguan authorities to immediately released detained journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora. Their trial, which was scheduled to begin yesterday, was instead postponed without a new date set, according to local news reports....

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CPJ, RSF call on Nicaragua to release two journalists held on terrorism charges

February 21, 2019 2:46 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of two independent journalists in Nicaragua, and called on Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release them and drop all charges against them....

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Prominent journalist Chamorro flees Nicaragua after threats, newsroom raid

January 22, 2019 2:36 PM ET

Miami, January 22, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed grave concern about news that Carlos Fernando Chamorro, one of Nicaragua's most prominent independent journalists, has fled the country. Chamorro announced on Twitter on January 20 that he fled to Costa Rica due to threats against him from the...

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CPJ, international journalists express deep concern over deteriorating press freedom climate in Nicaragua, call for release of detained reporters

January 7, 2019 11:19 AM ET

CPJ and more than 200 international journalists write to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to express deep concern over the recent escalation of aggression against media outlets and journalists covering civil unrest and documenting human rights abuses by police and paramilitary groups.

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