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.
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.
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.
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.
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.