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#SOSNicaragua – Human Rights and Conflict in Digital Times

Dates:
  • Wed 14 Nov 2018 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-11-14 16:00 2018-11-14 18:00 Europe/Paris #SOSNicaragua – Human Rights and Conflict in Digital Times

Discussant: Ofra Klein, PhD Researcher, SPS Department, EUI A serious political crisis has evolved in Nicaragua in recent months, after Police allegedly shot and killed young demonstrators in clashes during manifestations in April 2018. The opposition movement that has consequently developed is demanding the ousting of President Daniel Ortega, best known on the international scene for his role as a socialist Sandinista leader in the Nicaraguan revolution and during the civil war in the 1980s. Human rights organisations report more than 300 deaths, more than 1.400 wounded and hundreds of imprisoned and missing persons after these months of violent turmoil. In a contradictory narrative, the government and its supporters accuse the opposition of terrorism and claim that the uprising is a right-wing coup-attempt backed and financed by the US. This presentation will delve into the two opposing narratives and zoom in on the role that social media activism has played in the development of the conflict and of the claims of severe human rights violations

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  Sala degli Stemmi

Discussant: Ofra Klein, PhD Researcher, SPS Department, EUI A serious political crisis has evolved in Nicaragua in recent months, after Police allegedly shot and killed young demonstrators in clashes during manifestations in April 2018. The opposition movement that has consequently developed is demanding the ousting of President Daniel Ortega, best known on the international scene for his role as a socialist Sandinista leader in the Nicaraguan revolution and during the civil war in the 1980s. Human rights organisations report more than 300 deaths, more than 1.400 wounded and hundreds of imprisoned and missing persons after these months of violent turmoil. In a contradictory narrative, the government and its supporters accuse the opposition of terrorism and claim that the uprising is a right-wing coup-attempt backed and financed by the US. This presentation will delve into the two opposing narratives and zoom in on the role that social media activism has played in the development of the conflict and of the claims of severe human rights violations


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Working group

Organiser:
INFOSOC Working Group
International Law Working Group
Latin America Working Group (EUI)

Speaker:
Julie Wetterslev (EUI - Law Department)
 
 

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