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Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda released as part of controversial Amnesty Law

In the early hours of June 11, the director and the chief of information of Nicaragua’s 100% Noticias, Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda, were released after six months in prison. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalists explain their work and struggle in the midst of a sociopolitical crisis

In an emotional panel that at times resulted in tears from both speakers and attendees, journalists from Nicaragua explained to their Ibero-American colleagues the conditions in which journalism is done in that country within the framework of the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism that took place on April 14 at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »


Exiled in Costa Rica, Carlos Chamorro talks about how journalists are adapting to conditions of insecurity in Nicaragua

This story was edited and changed for clarity.

The press in Nicaragua has faced attacks and obstacles such as the concentration of media and the lack of access to information since Daniel Ortega came to power. But after the protests of April 2018, when the police violently suppressed protests against the Ortega regime, the situation of freedom of expression worsened to levels that Nicaraguan journalists did not imagine. Read more »


Nicaragua could bet on a 'journalism of the digital catacombs' in light of current crisis: Sergio Ramírez

While a young Daniel Ortega was fighting the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle in Nicaragua in the late 1970s, media outlets were targeted by censorship laws and journalists had to work in secret. From church pulpits, reporters informed the public about what was happening in the country. Read more »


European delegation calls on Nicaragua to release political prisoners after visiting journalists in prison

For the first time, the director of 100% Noticias, Miguel Mora, and the news director of the same media outlet, Lucía Pineda, sent video messages from prison in which it’s possible to see the precarious conditions of their confinement. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro goes into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the press grows in his country

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, one of the most important journalists in Nicaragua, and founder and editor of the magazine Confidencial, decided to go into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the independent press grows in his country, as he announced on Jan. 20. Read more »


Widow and daughter of murdered Nicaraguan journalist receive political asylum in the U.S.

The widow and daughter of journalist Ángel Gahona, who was killed last year while covering protests in Nicaragua, Read more »


Nicaraguan newspapers change format due to lack of printing supplies that are stuck in customs

Nicaragua’s oldest newspaper reports it is having to change format due to withholding of ink, paper and other printing supplies by the General Directorate of Customs, according to news agency EFE. Read more »


Riot police surround awards ceremony location as best in Nicaraguan journalism is recognized inside


By Teresa Mioli and Paola Nalvarte

Hours before the start of a ceremony to recognize the best journalism in Nicaragua, riot police -- a constant during protests that have rocked the Central American country since April -- started to surround the ceremony location. Read more »


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