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State radio station set on fire amid protests against Nicaraguan government

The headquarters of Radio Nicaragua, state radio station of the Central American country, was attacked and destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of June 8, according to local press reports. Read more »


Independent Nicaraguan press calls for end to repression of journalists in context of mass protests

A statement from independent Nicaraguan journalists condemning lethal violence on protesters and attacks on the press, and urging respect for press freedom from the government, has garnered signatures from 35 media outlets, four civil society organizations, 87 journalists and counting. Read more »


Several news outlets deprived of their signals and others suffer attacks during broadcast of protests in Nicaragua

Numerous television and radio news outlets in Nicaragua were attacked or experienced signal interruptions during coverage of the wave of protests that erupted throughout the country due to a reform to the Social Security Law by the government of President Daniel Ortega. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalist killed during Facebook Live broadcast of protests against pension reforms

A journalist was killed on the night of April 21 in Bluefields in eastern Nicaragua during a Facebook Live broadcast of the fourth day of protests against pension reforms. Read more »


Nicaraguan magazine accuses the Army and Sandinista party of spying on and harassing its journalists

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of Nicaraguan magazine Confidencial, said his country’s Army is spying on his publication and employees. Read more »


Reported harassment of Nicaraguan journalists highlights dangers of reporting during protests


By Mariana Muñ​oz and Teresa Mioli

 

A year after Nicaraguan journalists called on authorities for protection during anti-government protests, several were reportedly threatened during demonstrations in Managua last week. Read more »


Journalists in Nicaragua face silence, secrecy from Ortega government


April 1 was a day like any other for Nicaraguan journalists. A day of silence, of censorship. At the beginning of the month, the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, celebrated 3,000 days without an open press conference, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). ​ Read more »


Transparency laws present professional, institutional challenges in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua

After decades of a culture of virtually impenetrable secrecy within the Mexican government, in 2002 Mexico passed the Federal Access to Information and Personal Data Protection Act. Since then, it has become an often-cited model of how other governments should draft their own transparency laws.

However, during the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ 11th Austin Forum, which focused on the topics of transparency and accountability, Mexican journalist and Ibero American University professor Margarita Torres said the law is not perfect and journalists are not using it as much as they could. Read more »


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