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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 »


Sanctions against independent media continue as Supercom marks 2 years in Ecuador

A government agency in Ecuador that regulates media content, dictates headlines and corrections that news organizations are forced to publish and doles out fines to those who dare to disobey has just celebrated its second anniversary and announced changes in the country’s controversial communic Read more »


Ecuadoran newspaper fined 10 percent of turnover in ongoing dispute with media regulatory agency

In the latest development of the ongoing fight between Ecuador’s media regulatory agency and newspaper El Universo, the news organization has been fined an amount equal to 10 percent of the newspaper’s average monthly revenue over the previous quarter (about US$ 350,000) for alleged noncompliance with government orders. Read more »


Cyber attacks push Ecuadoran news sites offline during protest coverage

Cyber attackers have targeted multiple Ecuadoran news web sites this week amid countrywide protests and ongoing conflicts between various news outlets and the government. Read more »


Freedom of expression under fire in Ecuador as NGOs present complaints to IACHR

In Ecuador, “even humor is a reason for persecution.” These words came from Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier ‘Bonil’ Bonilla, during the 'Situation of Freedom of Expression in Ecuador' hearing, held on March 17 before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) during its 154 Period of Sessions Read more »


Charges against Ecuadorian cartoonist and newspaper spur protests and indignation


Update (Feb. 13, 2015): In a ruling announced February 13, the Superintendent of Information and Communication (Supercom) has levied administrative sanctions against the newspaper El Universo and Xavier Bonilla 'Bonil' for socio-economic discrimination following the publications of a cartoon on Aug. 5, 2014.  Read more »


Sale of Ecuador's El Comercio marks a turning point for country's media and raises concerns

After more than a century in the hands of the Mantilla family, one of Ecuador's oldest and most traditional newspapers – El Comercio – has been sold to Latin American media mogul Remigio Ángel González, a Mexican who launched his TV empire in Guatemala and is known for avoiding editorial conflict with governments. Read more »


Ecuadorian government tightens its grip on the press as private media fears for survival

An upcoming vote that could alter the laws governing mass media in Ecuador has stoked fears in the Andean nation that the end of a free press in near. Read more »



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