Central America is not a good region generally for press freedom, and in Nicaragua the position is increasingly parlous.
President Daniel Ortega – yes, he of the Sandinista movement that vexed Ronald Reagan in the 1980s – has, in the past few years, used violence to shore up his power against angry opposition. The media is a key battleground and, as Unreported World correspondent Sahar Zand discovers on the ground in Nicaragua, independent journalism is a dangerous business amid civil disruption and economic chaos. This film visits the newsroom of the country's oldest newspaper, independent TV studios and a blogger's home, as well as reporters who have decided to flee the country.
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May 18, 2019
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