Nicaragua / 2007

President's security officers beat journalist at official event

December 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET

December 19, 2007 Posted January 10, 2008 Jorge Loáisiga, La Prensa ATTACKED Loáisiga, a reporter for the Managua-based daily La Prensa, was beaten and handcuffed by members of President Daniel Ortega's security personnel while covering an official event in the Nicaraguan capital, according to local press reports....

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NICARAGUA: Local officials threaten reporter with death

February 14, 2007 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 14, 2007 Posted February 21, 2007 William Aragón, La Prensa THREATENED Aragón, a correspondent in the northern Madriz province for the Managua-based daily La Prensa, received death threats from local government officials after reporting on local government corruption, the journalist told CPJ....

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Americas Analysis

February 5, 2007 11:56 AM ET

Leftists Lean on the Latin American MediaBy Carlos Lauría Latin America's new leftist leaders may try to portray themselves as good news for the press, using the rhetoric of liberal democracy. But political and media analysts say these recently installed left-wing administrations are deeply rooted in the region's longstanding culture...

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