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Topic “Ecuador”

Organizations and journalists closely follow proposed reforms to the OAS's Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression


Non-profit organizations and leaders from 15 media organizations in Latin America participated in a meeting to express their concern about a series of proposals that would weaken the Inter-American Human Rights System, including one targeting the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. The meeting took place on Monday, Feb. 25, and was organized by the Council of the Americas in Washington, D.C., according to the newspaper El Universal.  Read more »


Ecuadorian NGO protests “arbitrary” closing of Twitter account

​The Andean Foundation for Social Observation and Media Studies, Fundamedios, said that its Twitter account had been suspended for six days “without warning and without explanation.” Although the account has already been reactivated, Read more »


Press freedom at risk in Brazil and Ecuador, Mexico has most missing journalists in the world: CPJ report

​An exhaustive report from the Committee to Protect Journalists on the situation for journalists around the world placed Brazil and Ecuador among the top ten countries where press freedom suffered the most during 2012, and named Mexico as the country with the most missing jou Read more »


On eve of elections in Ecuador, legal fears hold back in-depth coverage

A few days before the presidential and parliamentarian elections in Ecuador, which will take place on Feb. 17, journalistic coverage seems to be held back by the fear of lawsuits and other legal liabilities. Read more »


Official interruptions by Ecuador's president add up to eight days worth of air time, NGO says

During the last five years, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has interrupted 1,365 broadcasts to give official announcements, adding up to 11,793 minutes, equivalent to eight days time, on the air, according to the organization Fundamedios in an interview with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).  Read more »


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