Fundamedios – Andean Foundation for Media Observation and Study
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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

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.

University students and medical doctors dismissed from public hospitals for treating wounded anti-government protesters, march against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, in Managua, 31 July 2018, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

Challenges and attacks on the right to free expression in the Americas went unchecked throughout the first half of 2018. Despite the gloomy news coming out of the United States, Mexico and Nicaragua however, there is reason for optimism.

Friends and relatives cry during the funeral of the student Gerald Velazquez, shot dead during clashes with riot police in a church near the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, on 16 July 2018, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

IFEX-ALC members condemn the recent threats, attacks, harassment, and censorship against media outlets and journalists in Nicaragua.

Account logo for Aereo Meteo, Jaimes Criollo's account, Facebook

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.