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Topic “Ecuador”

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 »

After harassing traditional media in Ecuador, Correa and his followers focus on digital media

The conflict that the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has with the majority of media in his country is no secret. Since approving the Organic Law of Communication (LOC by its initials in Spanish) in 2013, different national and international organizations have denounced its restrictions on freedom of speech and press freedoms in the country. 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 »

Latin American journalists investigating the Panama Papers suffer criticism and retaliation

While journalists in Ecuador who were part of the global journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers are facing a “campaign of harassment” led by the country’s President Rafael Correa and his followers, in Peru and Panama, the most adverse reactions have come f Read more »

Ecuadorian regulatory agency says Bonil cartoon is not discriminatory; LGBTQ activists work to improve coverage

By Jesus Nazario and Teresa Mioli


In the midst of efforts by civil society to improve dialogue between the LGBTQ community and media, the Ecuadorian government has determined that a cartoon by El Universo cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, known as Bonil, which appeared to comment on gender identity, is not discriminatory. Read more »

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 »


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