As democracy is pushed to the limit in Nicaragua, civil society organisations undertake mission to UN in attempt to reverse the situation
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Students and journalists protest in memory of murdered journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona in front of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua, 26 April 2018, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

IFEX-ALC is sending a joint delegation alongside the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-ALC) and the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) to the UN Office in Geneva in the run-up to Nicaragua’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 15 May.

The legal team of the Permanent Human Rights Commission gives a press conference on the case of Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda Ubau, in Managua, Nicaragua, 24 December 2018, MAYNOR VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images

Journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda Ubau have been held in pre-trial detention on charges of “inciting violence and hate” and “promoting terrorism” since their arrests in December 2018.

The president of La Prensa Editorial Group holds an edition of "La Prensa", which on 18 January 2019 published its cover in blank in protest against the refusal by the DGA to hand over imported paper and ink, in Managua, Nicaragua, 18 January 2019, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

IAPA condemned the administrative censorship imposed by the Nicaraguan government on La Prensa and El Nuevo Diario, by withholding the delivery of supplies for the publication of the two newspapers.