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#IJ4EU: Forbidden Stories continues the work Daphne couldn’t

Just over a year ago, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bombing outside her home. But the murder did not stop coverage of issues Caruana Galizia had been examining, including corruption, oil smuggling and money laundering in Malta. Instead, it gave rise to the Daphne Project, which brings together journalists […]

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Wave of attacks on Ecuador news sites before election

Lea esta noticia en español. Ecuador’s restrictive communications laws have limited investigative journalism to news websites constantly struggling amid precarious economic circumstances, so the takedown of five online media outlets in less than 72 hours following numerous digital attacks represents a troubling development. The incidents have come ahead of a presidential election set for Feb. […]

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Oleada de ataques contra medios digitales en Ecuador antes de los comicios

Read this article in English. La restrictiva Ley de Comunicación de Ecuador ha reducido el periodismo de investigación a portales especializados que lidian constantemente con una situación económica precaria. En este sentido, es especialmente preocupante los ataques que han recibido cinco páginas web de noticias en menos de 72 horas y que, como consecuencia, estuvieron offline […]

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Photojournalist killed in Ecuador

Byron Baldeón, a local freelance photojournalist for Ecuadorian daily newspaper Extra was fatally shot on July 1 on his way home, 61 kilometers from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Eyewitnesses said Baldeon was shot nine times at close range by two unidentified men on motorcycles, according to a statement from Ecuadorian press freedom group Fundamedios. Baldeon and his […]

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