Nicaragua is the destination where the Central American press hopes to never arrive: more than 160 journalists in exile and 54 news organizations shuttered by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega. In El Salvador, there are multiple alerts that the country is headed in that direction: mass deployment of Pegasus spyware, defamation and the mounting of criminal accusations against journalists, and the closure of news programs. In this podcast produced by El Hilo in collaboration with El Faro English, three journalists in Nicaragua and El Salvador give their first-hand accounts of exile, espionage, and persecution.
Writing: Silvia Viñas
Editing: Eliezer Budasoff, Daniel Alarcón
English adaptation: Roman Gressier
Sound and music: Elías González
Fact-checking: Bruno Scelza
Editorial director: Daniel Alarcón
Editorial coordination for El Faro: Óscar Martínez