Stories about Nicaragua
For a third year in a row, Nicaraguans have pushed to release political prisoners, now estimated at about 100 people.
The hack revealed a surplus of 6,245 positive COVID-19 cases in Nicaragua that were previously unknown to the public.
Realistically, how many survivors will receive treatment for their mental health?
At least 24 new media outlets have been created since 2018, and the already established media outlets are adapting to produce multimedia content.
"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."
The current Nicaraguan administration has neglected the healthcare system and been letting people die since 2018.
"[We need to] eradicate authoritarianism, sexism, personal autocracy and other ills that have penetrated the political culture of the country"
While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."
"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."
Journalists are being assaulted and have their equipment stolen, Nicaraguans’ Wi-Fi identifiers have been hacked.
"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."
Netizen Report: Protests in Nicaragua trigger media bans, DDoS attacks and the killing of journalist Angel Gahona
The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
#SOSNicaragua: At least 25 killed in Nicaragua protests, including one journalist, say human rights groups
Nicaraguans are live broadcasting, tweeting and video blogging about the crisis on the ground.
"This discourse does not lead to dialogue, and it has not had a mobilising effect on citizens' behaviour."
Nicaragua has the highest cervical cancer death rate in the Americas —and women must face down societal pressure even to get treated.
The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."
"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."
"Having a good sense of humor is self-criticism, and these 'telepresidents,' which is what I call politicians who are obsessed with the screen, don’t accept any type of criticism."