Central America / Politics

Exile, Prison, and Espionage: The Cost of Reporting in Central America

Xochitl Fabián Membreño
Xochitl Fabián Membreño

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
El Hilo and El Faro English

Edición en español

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

Production: Omnionn

Sound and music: Elías González

Fact-checking: Bruno Scelza

Editorial director: Daniel Alarcón

Editorial coordination for El Faro: Óscar Martínez

This episode was produced with support from the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives.
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