Nicaragua at War with Media

30 11 2009

URL: http://www.ifex.org/nicaragua/2009/07/07/ortega_media_war/. Source: Committee to Protect Journalist.

How do you use the media to maintain an iron grip on your country? If you are Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, you bypass the independent media, defining them as enemies and moving aggressively to obstruct them, says a special report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Driven by decades-old hostilities toward the media, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife often claim that private news media is CIA-funded and controlled by an elite class, which they term the “oligarchy.”

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