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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 »

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 »

Newspaper copies stolen in Ecuador, daily suspects attempt to muzzle story

Ecuadorian newspaper El Diario reported that unknown men impeded the circulation of their Feb. 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 »


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