Nicaragua

2007

Case   |   Nicaragua

President's security officers beat journalist at official event

December 19, 2007
Posted January 10, 2008

Jorge Loáisiga, La Prensa
ATTACKED

Loáisiga, a reporter for the Managua-based daily La Prensa, was beaten and handcuffed by members of President Daniel Ortega's security personnel while covering an official event in the Nicaraguan capital, according to local press reports.

December 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Nicaragua

NICARAGUA: Local officials threaten reporter with death

FEBRUARY 14, 2007
Posted February 21, 2007

William Aragón, La Prensa

THREATENED

Aragón, a correspondent in the northern Madriz province for the Managua-based daily La Prensa, received death threats from local government officials after reporting on local government corruption, the journalist told CPJ.

February 14, 2007 12:00 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Americas Analysis

Leftists Lean on the Latin American Media
By Carlos Lauría

Latin America's new leftist leaders may try to portray themselves as good news for the press, using the rhetoric of liberal democracy. But political and media analysts say these recently installed left-wing administrations are deeply rooted in the region's longstanding culture of authoritarianism.
February 5, 2007 11:56 AM ET
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