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Two Nicaraguan journalists held on terrorism charges

first_img Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage December 24, 2018 Two Nicaraguan journalists held on terrorism charges News News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Nicaraguan authorities to stop hounding independent media outlets and immediately free two journalists held on “terrorism” and “conspiracy” charges – Miguel Mora, the owner and director of the 24-hour TV news channel 100% Noticias, and Lucía Pineda Ubau, its news director. AFP July 29, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist Mora and Pineda, who are also accused of “inciting hatred” of the national police, were arrested on the evening of 21 December after around 40 riot police stormed into the TV channel’s premises.A few hours after their arrest, the national telecommunications regulator, TELCOR, instructed all Nicaraguan cable TV providers to turn off the signal of 100% Noticias, one of the leading sources of coverage of the political crisis in Nicaragua that was triggered by the start of anti-government protests in April.Mora’s wife, Verónica Chávez, who is one of the channel’s journalists, was also arrested but was later released. Mora and Chávez had been the targets of police harassment and death threats for several weeks prior to the arrests, which are the latest episode in a major government offensive against human rights groups, opposition activists and independent media outlets.Last week, riot police targeted the news website Confidencial, raiding and ransacking its offices and then taking up position outside.“The increasingly authoritarian crackdown by President Daniel Ortega’s government is extremely disturbing,” RSF’s Latin America bureau said. “Covering opposition political activity cannot, under any circumstances, be regarded as a terrorist activity. Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda do not belong in prison. The charges against them are completely absurd and baseless. They must be freed without delay.”Last week, RSF asked United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres to intercede as quickly as possible with President Ortega with the aim of restoring respect for press freedom in Nicaragua and ending the escalation in censorship and attacks on independent media outlets that began last month.Nicaragua is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. center_img RSF_en News RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill Follow the news on Nicaragua September 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information NicaraguaAmericas Freedom of expressionViolence June 29, 2020 Find out more NicaraguaAmericas Freedom of expressionViolence last_img read more

US allows emergency use of the drug remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

first_imgUS regulators said Friday that they have authorized the emergency use of the experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir for treating coronavirus patients, saying that clinical trials have showed “promising results.””While there is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness of using remdesivir to treat people in the hospital with COVID-19, the investigational drug was shown in a clinical trial to shorten the time to recovery in some patients,” the US Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.The move, which will enable the drug to be used for those hospitalized with severe illness caused by the new coronavirus, is a “significant step” forward in battling the pandemic, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said in a statement. The company said it aims to produce at least 500,000 treatment courses by October, 1 million treatment courses by December and millions more in 2021, if required.Remdesivir was developed by US biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences as a possible treatment for Ebola, but it has not been licensed or approved anywhere globally.Clinical trials have been under way to confirm the effectiveness and safety of its use for coronavirus patients around the world, including Japan.The Japanese government is looking to fast-track its approval. The drug is expected to be available in Japan as early as this month, a government official said.Under the emergency use authorization, remdesivir will be distributed in the United States and administered intravenously by health care providers for patients with low blood oxygen levels as well as those needing oxygen therapy or more intensive breathing support such as a mechanical ventilator.More than 1 million people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus, with the country’s death toll exceeding 64,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.Globally, there have been more than 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, and more than 230,000 deaths.Topics :last_img read more