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Topic “access to information”

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 »

IAPA decries gag order on Ecuadorian newspaper

The Inter American Press Association said a court order barring a newspaper in Ecuador from reporting on a lawsuit against it brought by a government official was a "serious attack on freedom of the press," according to a statement from the group on Nov. 7. Read more »

Vendors block distribution of two newspapers in Argentina

The distribution of the newspapers Clarín and La Nación were blocked in Buenos Aires, Argentina by members of the Newspaper and Magazine Vendors Union in the early morning of Monday, Oct. 29, reported Clarín. Around 100 activists piled tires in the street to block the exit of trucks from the printing press factories, the newspaper added. Read more »

Hurricane Sandy coverage illustrates creative emergency reporting

While residents of the United States’ East Coast hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday Oct. 29, they had plenty of online coverage to follow, reported Poynter. Besides maps and online video coverage, the storm prompted newspapers along the eastern seaboard to pull down their paywalls and open access to storm coverage, the website reported. Read more »

Mayor in Honduras orders the closure of cable channel and impedes newspaper circulation

A mayor in Honduras ordered the closure of a television channel and interfered with the distribution of the newspaper El Heraldo, reported the publication.

Roosevelt Avilez, mayor of the city of Talanga, in the center of the country, was accused of buying up copies of the national newspaper El Heraldo that reported the closure of the cable television station Telecentro to keep them off newsstands on Oct. 16, and Oct. 17. Read more »

Ecuador facing "press freedom crisis," says IPI

"Ecuador is in the midst of a press freedom crisis," International Press Institute (IPI) Deputy Director Anthony Mills said on Tuesday, Oct. 23, on the group's website. Mills' words were part of a press release announcing the final report of IPI's press freedom mission to the Andean country from May 7 to 11. Read more »


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