National Press Club

Nicaraguan journalists discuss erosion of press freedom on Sept. 25

September 5, 2019 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

Four Nicaraguan journalists, three of whom remain in exile, will discuss the erosion of press freedom in Nicaragua on
Wednesday, Sept., 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Press Club's International Correspondents and Press Freedom teams. The journalists are being supported by the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Those participating are:

--Carlos Fernando Chamorro, founder and editor of Confidencial, currently in exile in Costa Rica following a raid in December 2018 where police confiscated documents, phones, computers, and TV cameras;

--Lucía Pineda Ubau, news director at 100% Noticias, who was arrested in December now is living in exile in Costa Rica

--Aníbal Toruño, who is currently in exile in Miami, is director and owner of Radio Darío, which was attacked by pro-government demonstrators in May 2018

--Sergio León, owner and director of La Costeñisima, who has remained in Nicaragua and has faced constant harassment, being detained by the Nicaraguan police on multiple occasions.