Weekly Report - 14 July 2022 (WR-22-28)

NICARAGUA: Press watchdogs denounce new wave of persecution

Press freedom watchdogs such as Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) have denounced a new wave of persecution by Nicaraguan authorities against workers of the newspaper La Prensa, a leading critic of President Daniel Ortega. Reportedly in response to the media coverage of the recent expulsion of 18 nuns [WR-22-27], this new wave of persecution comes amid other signs that the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government is continuing with its relentless crackdown on civil-society and dissent.

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