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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.

Ecuador threatens to sue OAS’ freedom of expression rapporteur after damning report

For the "shameless lies" contained within the reports of the Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the non-profit Transparency International, Ecuador's minister of foreign affairs, Ricardo Patiño, announced that the federal government will take action and launch an "offensive strategy" against these entities, Fundamedios reported. Read more »


Government of Ecuador to sue newspaper La Hora for a third time

In a recent TV broadcast, President Rafael Correa questioned the decision to publish the pictures in newspaper La Hora. Photo: courtesy of newspaper El Universo.

National Court of Ecuador clears journalist who faced 5 years in prison

The criminal chamber of the National Court of Justice of Ecuador has declared the journalist Freddy Aponte innocent. Aponte had been facing five years in prison for "fraudulent insolvency" -- not being able to pay a fine -- said the newspaper La Hora. Read more »


Ecuadorian cartoonist receives threats on Facebook after imbroglio with government

Ecuadorian cartoonist Javier Bonilla “Bonil” of the newspaper El Universo claimed he received threats on Facebook, reported the non-governmental organization Fundamedios. According to the NGO, the cartoonist posted on his personal account on March 11, “This is an example of some of the threats coming from an incomprehensible hate. If I put this up on Facebook it’s because we should shut up,” added the organization. Read more »


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