Miguel Mora

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A protester holds a national flag during a demonstration against President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua, Nicaragua, on February 25, 2020. YouTube has censored independent Nicaraguan news outlets after copyright complaints from Ortega-owned media. (Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)

YouTube censors independent Nicaraguan news outlets after copyright complaints from Ortega-owned media

Miguel Mora, director of the independent Nicaraguan news outlet 100% Noticias, oversaw its move online after its television broadcast license was revoked by the government in April 2018. He and his colleagues transferred their archives onto two YouTube accounts and used them to continue documenting the government’s repressive response to escalating protests in the months…

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A protester displays a Nicaraguan flag in Managua on March 16, 2019. Journalists covering anti-government protests across the country were attacked, harassed, and in some cases, detained. (AFP/Maynor Valenzuela)

Nicaragua: A crackdown in four parts

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 year, CPJ had documented attacks, arrests,…

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Verónica Chávez, Miguel Mora, and Lucia Pineda, after Mora and Pineda's release from prison June 11, in Managua, Nicaragua. (CPJ)

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

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 2019 International Press Freedom Award in…

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Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora, left, and Lucía Pineda in Managua, Nicaragua, after their release from prison on June 11, 2019. (CPJ)

CPJ welcomes release of Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda

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 December 21, 2018.

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A police officer stands guard at the 100% Noticias offices in Managua, Nicaragua, on December 22, 2018. The trial of journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora was recently delayed without a new date set. (Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)

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

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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The 100% Noticias building is seen in Managua on December 22, 2018, one day after it was raided and closed by the Nicaraguan police. Two journalists from the broadcaster remain in detention. (Maynor Valenzuela/AFP)

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

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

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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Riot police walk in front of the 100% Noticias cable and internet news station in Managua on December 22, 2018, a day after the station was raided and closed by the Nicaraguan police. Two journalists were arrested during the raid. (AFP/Maynor Valenzuela)

Nicaraguan police raid independent news station, arrest two journalists

New York, December 22, 2018–Nicaraguan police last night entered the offices of 100% Noticias, a privately owned cable and internet news station in Managua, ordered the station off the air, and arrested the channel’s director Miguel Mora and news director Lucía Pineda Ubau, according to news reports. In a court appearance this morning, authorities charged…

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