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
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.
Little to celebrate and plenty of work ahead: This is how we can describe the past month – one that began with the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May.
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.