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In the press, on TV and Twitter, the president of Ecuador wages another war of words against cartoonist Bonil

In the continuing saga between Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa and cartoonist Xavier
“Bonil” Bonilla, the head of state took time out of his weekly national broadcast Jan. 30 to address a recent cartoon published in newspaper El Universo.


El Universo newspaper and its cartoonist Bonil again draw attention of Ecuador's media regulatory agency

Ecuador’s controversial agency that controls the content of media outlets (Supercom, as it is known for its acronym in Spanish) has 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 »


Brazilian journalist whose visa was revoked by Ecuador will present her case before the IACHR of the OAS

After the Provincial Court of Pichincha in Ecuador denied the appeal for protective action filed by Brazilian journalist Manuela Picq on Oct. 1, her lawyer announced that the case will be presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS). Read more »


International forum calls on global community to protect freedom of expression in Ecuador

As Ecuador’s main press advocacy organization fights to stay alive in the face of government orders to dissolve it, an international forum of journalists and free speech advocates released a 15-point action plan to address challenges to freedom of expression in that country. Read more »


Ecuadoran journalist recounts how he was fired for not accepting newspaper’s conditions for his Tweets

Ecuadoran journalist Martín Pallares said that for some time, executives at the daily newspaper El Comercio had been nervous about comments he made through his personal Twitter account. Yet, he never thought the situation would end with his dismissal. That day came on August 17. Read more »


UPDATE: Brazilian journalist voluntarily leaves Quito after having visa revoked

Update (August 24, 2015): From the Quito International Airport on August 21, Brazilian journalist Manuela Picq announced she had decided to leave Ecuador due to the "legal limbo" in which she found herself after the Ecuadoran courts failed to reactivate her visa, reported newspaper El Universo.  Read more »


Ecuadoran government imposes censorship of media due to volcano crisis outside Quito

The free flow of information regarding an active volcano currently erupting about 30 miles south of Quito, Ecuador may be threatened now that President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency in that country. Read more »



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