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What would you do if you were president? Innovative journalists in Ecuador launch interactive game as part of election coverage

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Ecuador’s citizens went to the polls on Feb. 19 to elect a new president who will face a variety of challenges, not least among them, the reduction of a steep fiscal deficit. Read more »


Ecuadoran journalist receives explosive device days before presidential election

Just days before Ecuador elects a new president, journalist Janet Hinostroza received an explosive device at her workplace.

Hinostroza, the host of ‘Los Desayunos de 24 Horas’ (24-Hour Breakfasts) and Noticiero 24 Horas (24-Hour Newscast), received an envelope at Teleamazonas headquarters on the morning of Feb. 16. Read more »


Ecuadorian project seeks to make politicians and citizens commit to respecting freedom of expression

With the aim of improving the conditions for the exercise of freedom of expression in Ecuador in the coming years, civil society organizations created a document that establishes the way to achieve this with the commitment of political actors and citizens. Read more »


Wife of journalist with arrest warrant pays compensation to Ecuador’s president

Accompanied by her children, friends and supporter, Verónica Saráuz, wife of Ecuadorian journalist Fernando Villavicencio, certified before the Civil Judicial Unit of Quito a payment of US $47,306 in damages to Rafael Correa. 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 »


GKillCity produces special interactive site and social media content ahead of Ecuador's presidential elections

When Ecuadorians head to the polls on Feb. 19, 2017, they will have eight candidates to choose from as a replacement for current President Rafael Correa, who will leave that office after 10 years.

The team at digital magazine GKillCity is hoping to provide them with enough articles and data to make an informed decision. For that reason, they’ve launched a mini-site specifically dedicated to the upcoming presidential elections. Read more »


Habeas Corpus appeal annuls pre-trial detention against Ecuadorian journalist who disclosed confidential information on Chevron

Update (Nov 26): On Nov. 21, Judge Edgar Flores of the National Court of Justice accepted the Habeas Corpus appeal filed by the lawyers of Ecuadorian journalist Fernando Villavicencio, making ineffective the arrest warrant issued against him on Nov. 14 by Judge Jorge Blum. Read more »


Ecuadoran authority and Special Rapporteurs clash over the country's controversial Communications Law

Ecuador’s Communication Law (LOC for its acronym in Spanish) was the subject of a recent conflict between the country’s government and special rapporteurs for freedom of expression of the United Nations (UN), David Kaye, and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), Edison Lanza. Read more »


New fact-checking site in Ecuador seeks to help citizens look beyond the lies of the upcoming presidential election

For journalist Iván Flores Poveda, the presidential elections that will take place in Ecuador in February 2017 represent “a democratic transition.” After 10 years in power, President Rafael Correa decided not to put his hat in the ring for the position. Read more »


Ecuador sanctions journalist and media outlet for “media lynching” for publishing investigative report

For repeatedly questioning the purchase of medication by the Ecuadorian government, journalist Janet Hinostroza, and the broadcaster Teleamazonas in which she hosts an interview program, were sanctioned on Aug. 8 by the Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom) of Ecuador, according to Fundamedios, a freedom of expression organization. Read more »


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