IAPA condemns threats to press freedom and journalism in Nicaragua

The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) today condemned the “serious threats against press freedom and the exercise of journalism that are recorded daily in Nicaragua,” amid the “brutal repression” of the protests against the government.The president of the IAPA, the Peruvian Gustavo Mohme, director of the newspaper La Rep├║blica de Lima, asked the government of Daniel Ortega to “stop the repression” of the population, as well as “harassment, intimidation and attacks against journalists”

“The work of journalists on the streets is increasingly difficult,” says Mohme in a statement in which the Miami-based association echoes the allegations of the newspaper La Prensa, the 100% Noticias channel and Radio Corporaci├│n on “Attacks and attacks against their reporters and correspondents across the country.”

For his part, the president of the IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, Roberto Rock, director of La Silla Rota in Mexico City, stressed that “the Ortega regime” must guarantee the physical integrity of those who have the “Duty to inform”.

For these journalists, “our solidarity and unconditional support goes,” stressed Rock.

The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas formed by more than 1,300 publications of the Western Hemisphere.



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