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Ecuadorian journalists join lawsuit seeking to strike down controversial Communications Law


A group of 60 persons -- among them journalists, politicians, writers and former Ecuadorian legislators -- have filed a new lawsuit before the Constitutional Court with the goal of revoking the country's controversial communications law, representing the second attempt to strike down the law through the courts.  Read more »

After criticisms for ending initiative to protect national park, Correa calls to dispose of print dailies to save paper

After receiving criticism for putting an end to an initiative that sought to prevent drilling for oil in parts of the Yasuní National Park, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said on Twitter on Monday that he will propose a referendum to eliminate the country's print media in an alleged effort to save paper. Read more »

A symbol of resistance: After closure of investigative magazine, journalists create new media outlet in Ecuador

The closure of the magazine Vanguardia in Ecuador at the end of June not only represented the loss of one of the few critical voices in the country -- it was also a devastating blow for the morale of the profession. Read more »

Ecuador’s controversial Communications Law in 8 points

With 108 out of 137 congressmen representing the ruling party, the new Organic Law on Communications was approved on Friday, June 14 by an overwhelming majority and without debating any of its provisions -- not even the ones that were added in the last moment. Read more »

Ecuadorian legislators approve new communications law

Update 06/14/2013: Ecuador's National Assembly approved on Friday, June 14, the country's new Communications Law. The law, backed by President Rafael Correa, had 108 votes in favor, reported Spanish daily El Mundo. Read more »

Ecuador continues to push for reforms to OAS’ Freedom of Expression Rapporteurship

The government of Ecuador will continue to push the Organization of American States, or OAS, to accept the reforms it proposed to the Inter American System on Human Rights and the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, or IACHR, according to newspaper La Hora. Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, said he will take the matter before the OAS' next General Assembly of foreign ministers on June 5 and 6 in Guatemala. Read more »

Amnesty International’s annual report highlights threats against freedom of expression in Latin America

Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico and Dominican Republic were the countries in the Americas with the most alerts on violations or possible threats against freedom of expression in 2012, according to Amnesty International's 2013 annual report on the state of human rights around the world. Read more »

Correa’s "stigmatizing discourse" could be encouraging attacks against Ecuadorian press, NGOs say

The tense relationship between the government of President Rafael Correa and private media outlets and freedom of expression organizations in Ecuador is widely known. Lawsuits, media property seizures and bans on interviews with public officials are part of everyday life for journalists in the country. Read more »

Dispute between journalists, Ecuadorian government continues after incident with U.S. ambassador

A series of public spats between a journalists' union in Ecuador and the country's government continues a week after the United States ambassador participated in an event with journalists on World Press Freedom Day, Friday, May 3. Read more »

Daily News Digest: Latin American Investigative Journalism prize for corruption reporting announced

  • Journalists working for a Latin American or Caribbean media company have until June 14 to submit investigative projects to the Latin American Investigative Journalism Prize awarded by Transparency International, the Press and Society Institute, and the Open Societies Foundation. Click here for details.


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