Weekly Report - 29 September 2022 (WR-22-39)

NICARAGUA: Government moves against another critic

“Another grotesque example of censorship and persecution.” This was the response by US-based press freedom group Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) to the recent decision by Nicaragua’s government led by President Daniel Ortega to suspend the TV signal of CNN en Español, a Spanish-language TV channel owned by CNN Global, a news division of US multinational media conglomerate, Warner Bros Discovery. The move takes place amid the government’s ongoing crackdown on its critics which continues to draw international condemnation – most recently from the Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the European Parliament (EP).

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