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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.

Riot police dislodge journalists from the main entrance of police headquarters in Managua, Nicaragua December 15, 2018, REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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

Students attend a demonstration against Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo, 30 October 2018; the sign reads #NotHim in reference to Bolsonaro, Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook., Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.

Paraguayan journalists protest against former Ypejhu mayor Vilmar Neneco Acosta in front of the prosecutor's office in Asuncion, on 18 November 2015; the mayor was charged with being the mastermind behind the 2014 murder of journalist Pablo Medina, NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Noelia Díaz, secretary general of SPP., Instagram

A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union’s leadership.

A woman uses her cell phone during a 25 May 2010 concert in Caracas, Venezuela, MIGUEL GUTIERREZ/AFP/Getty Images

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.

AMLO supporters celebrate the victory of Andres Manuel López Obrador in the main square in Mexico City, Mexico, 1 July 2018, Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

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.