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.
A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union’s leadership.
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.
IFEX-ALC members condemn the recent threats, attacks, harassment, and censorship against media outlets and journalists in Nicaragua.
The IFEX-ALC is calling for the immediate release of Pedro Jaimes Criollo, a Twitter user detained and tortured for posting public information about the presidential aircraft on his aerospace news account.
Last month the Ecuadorian journalists who had been kidnapped in Colombia were killed, and mass protests in Nicaragua left nearly 30 dead. With the rest of the continent also facing violence, IFEX’s Latin American network denounced the barrage of attacks against free expression.
Latin American free expression organisations met in Ecuador this week and issued an urgent call for states to address violence against journalists and the problem of impunity