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Ecuador creates new state committee to protect journalists, but civil society demands more participation

The Interinstitutional Committee for Protection of Journalists and Communication Workers, newly established by the Ecuadorian government, must enjoy independence and have the active participation of civil society, according to national and international organizations. Read more »


Attacks on the press in Ecuador decreased by 52% during 2018, according to annual report from Fundamedios

Attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador decreased by 52 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to the annual report from Fundamedios. The organization recorded 144 attacks from January to December 2018, while in 2017 there were 297 cases. Read more »


19 journalists from Ecuador and Colombia publish special report on the three murdered Ecuadorian journalists from El Comercio

*This story has been updated to correct information about OCCRP's role in the report.

For more than four months, 19 Ecuadorian and Colombian journalists from different media, along with national and international organizations, followed the tracks of three press colleagues abducted and murdered on the border between the two countries earlier this year. Read more »


Attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador increase due to the application of the communications law, according to report

The main attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador during 2016 were a result of the application of the controversial Organic Law of Communication, in force since 2013, according to the 2016 report from freedom of expression organization Fundamedios. Read more »


Fundamedios’ “Tweetometer” monitors official discourse against the press in Ecuador

Through Twitter accounts of officials or public institutions in Ecuador, 1,384 Tweets with speech disparaging, discrediting or stigmatizing the press in the country were published between June 2012 and November 2015. Read more »


Using humor and satire against attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador: Censuracom vs. Supercom

With a "humorous and satirical tone" the Andean Foundation for Social Observation and Media Study, known as Fundamedios, launched Censuracom.ec, in which the organization recorded "the most alarming attacks on freedom of expression and of the press" in Ecuador. Read more »


Latin American journalism and advocacy groups recognized by Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Awards

Journalists, media organizations and freedom of expression advocates from El Salvador, Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador were included on the long list of candidates for the Index on Censorship’s 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards announced on Dec. 16. Read more »


Ecuador declares communication "a public service"; Fundamedios considers it a "serious setback"

The decision of the National Assembly of Ecuador to adopt amendments to the constitution on Dec. 3 caused alarm for freedom of expression organizations in that country.

The reason: within the package of 15 amendments adopted by the large government majority in the Assembly, there was an item that turned communication into “a public service.” Read more »


Ecuadorian government shelves the dissolution process against NGO Fundamedios, but sends a "last warning"

The dissolution process against the Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study, also known as Fundamedios, was shelved following notification from the National Communications Secretariat (Secom) to the NGO, Fundamedios reported on its Twitter account on Sept. 25.

"Thank you for all of your support and solidarity. Notification that the process against Fundamedios is shelved," the organization published in its account. Read more »


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