Nicaragua / 2008

Nicaraguan probe raises concerns of political motive

October 17, 2008 7:32 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists believes the criminal investigation of prominent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro Barrios is politically motivated and intended to restrict critical news coverage in Nicaragua. The case undermines your government's oft-stated commitment to press freedom.

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In Nicaragua, concern over investigation of journalist

October 3, 2008 4:02 PM ET

In response to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's decision to investigate prominent journalist Carlos Chamorro Barrios for alleged money laundering through the Center for Media Investigation, of which Chamorro is a board member, we issued the following statement: "We are concerned that the investigation into Carlos Chamorro Barrios, a harsh...

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Journalist's murderer released on medical parole

March 24, 2008 12:00 AM ET

UPDATE MARCH 5, 2008 Posted March 24, 2008 Original Case: February 10, 2004 Carlos José Guadamuz, Canal 23 KILLED William Hurtado García, who confessed to the 2004 murder of Canal 23 television host Guadamuz, was conditionally released from prison, the Nicaraguan press reported on March 5. Hurtado had been sentenced...

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Journalist's murderer released on medical parole

March 24, 2008 12:00 AM ET

UPDATE MARCH 5, 2008 Posted March 24, 2008 Original Case: February 10, 2004 Carlos José Guadamuz, Canal 23 KILLED William Hurtado García, who confessed to the 2004 murder of Canal 23 television host Guadamuz, was conditionally released from prison, the Nicaraguan press reported on March 5. Hurtado had been sentenced...

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