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.
Since April 2018, when demonstrations against the Ortega government began, Nicaragua has suffered serious setbacks to the rights to freedom of expression and access to information
We are arriving at the end of 2018 with a fight on our hands. Few countries are going more than 30 days without reports of incidents involving discrimination, intolerance or attacks on freedom of expression.
October was a busy month for freedom of expression across the Americas, with important developments in Paraguay, Colombia, and Mexico, and over 130 cases of violence against journalists documented during Brazil’s election.
A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union’s leadership.
September was replete with activities across the Americas as IFEX-ALC launched its regional Digital Security campaign for journalists and Karisma went forward with its “Alerta Machitrolls” movement, all in the midst of attacks and threats against free expression.
Mexico, a country facing significant challenges to freedom of expression, saw a change of government, while US media united to fend off attacks by President Trump, and the number of independent media outlets in Venezuela continued to shrink.