The “Citizen Observatory for COVID-19” (Span. Observatorio Ciudadano COVID-19 Nicaragua) is an organization that seeks to monitor and follow the evolution of the pandemic in Nicaragua, where the government is not systematically monitoring the cases related to COVID-19.
Mission and Purpose
The “Citizen Observatory for COVID-19” (Span. Observatorio Ciudadano COVID-19 Nicaragua) was implemented as a citizen response against the lack of transparency in the information provided by the national authorities regarding the pandemic in Nicaragua. Its purpose is to fill the informational gap on COVID-19 data, since government authorities are not systematically monitoring the evolution of the pandemic.
Origins and Development
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
Specializations, Methods and Tools
The Observatory oversees and provides information on COVID-19. They also monitor and publish reports related to the institutional performance of government agencies, specifically when they detect irregularities or Human Rights violations. Additionally, the Observatory publishes weekly reports and press releases with verified data and health recommendations for the population.
Major Projects and Events
Analysis and Lessons Learned
In April, the Observatory reported receiving virtual threats and attacks by government supporters.
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