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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

Noelia Díaz, secretary general of SPP., Instagram

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

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.

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.

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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.

Journalists and photojournalists from national and international media protest the murder of their Ecuadorian colleagues by FARC dissidents, during an event in Bogotá, Colombia, 16 April 2018, Daniel Garzon Herazo/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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.