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Topic “Ecuador”

President Correa promises more battles with the "manipulatory" press in Ecuador

Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, said he would continue confronting the press that he accuses of manipulating information on favor of business interests if voters re-elect him on Feb. 17, reported the website América Economía. Read more »


Court in Ecuador denies injunction to break embargo on private media access to officials

A court in Ecuador denied an injunction that sought to rescind an executive order from President Rafael Correa prohibiting his ministers and other public officials from giving interviews to private media, arg Read more »


YouTube, Vimeo remove documentary on Rafael Correa for alleged copyright infringement

The obstacles keep coming for the distribution of Colombian-American Santiago Villa's documentary on President Rafael Correa. According to the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios, YouTube and Vimeo took down the video after the company Ares Rights brought a lawsuit for copyright infringement.   Read more »


Fundamedios calls for civility as tensions rise between State-run and private media

The Ecuadorian media organization Fundamedios called for greater tolerance and mutual respect between state and private media in the Andean country, the group said on its website. According to Fundamedios, the polarized climate in which journalists practice their craft contributes to verbal abuse and insults between reporters.  Read more »


Media organizations question decision to honor the president of Ecuador with freedom of expression award


Correa receives the Rodolfo Walsh prize. Source: Presidencia de la Républica de Ecuador.

Filmmaker pulls his documentary on Rafael Correa after Ecuadorian government pressures U.S. broadcaster to "censor" it

The director of a documentary about Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa refused to air his film on a U.S. television channel after an official requested the station makes some changes in their broadcast, according to Fundamedios.  Read more »


Blogger arrested in Ecuador after exposing weaknesses in State database

An Ecuadorian blogger was arrested after using President Rafael Correa's information to demonstrate the vulnerability of the government's system on Friday, Nov. 30, reported the newspaper El Universo. Read more »


Ecuador's president proposes freedom of expression should be a function of the State

Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador. Read more »


Security guards block reporters from covering a signing ceremony at a public university in Ecuador

In the most recent friction between the media and the Ecuadorian government, several security guards and an official blocked a group of reporters from covering a meeting between the Minister of Labor Relations and the National University at Loja Workers Union in the southern city of Loja, on Nov. 12, reported Fundamedios. Read more »


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