Pension Reform

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A memorial in Managua, Nicaragua for demonstrators killed during protests against the government's plan to reform pensions. At least one journalist has been killed while covering the protests, according to reports. (Reuters/Jorge Cabrera)

Journalist killed while covering protests in eastern Nicaragua

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 April 21 while covering protests against…

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In Managua, Nicaragua, riot police take cover during clashes with university students protesting pension reform on April 20, 2018. At least nine journalists were injured while covering the demonstrations, according to reports. (Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas)

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

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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