MEDIA BLACKOUTJournalists accompanying Tsai in Central America only found out about the president’s meeting with Ortega when one of them turned on the TV
Date: Jan 11, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with CNA
Lawmakers yesterday denounced the Nicaraguan government’s apparent attempt to keep journalists accompanying President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her ongoing state visit in the dark about Tsai’s meeting with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, saying the move was disrespectful.
Tsai arrived in Nicaragua, the second leg of her nine-day visit to Central American allies, on Monday afternoon, before meeting with Ortega and Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo in the evening.
According to the Chinese-language Apple Daily, the Taiwanese delegation of 35 journalists were taken to a news center set up at a hotel shortly after arriving in Nicaragua and were clueless about Tsai’s itinerary. [FULL STORY]