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Political cartoon draws scrutiny from Ecuador media regulator

The International Press Institute (IPI) today urged regulators in Ecuador to drop proceedings that could leave a newspaper forced to issue seven consecutive days of apologies and facing possible future fines of nearly $500,000, all due to a single political cartoon satirising a lawmaker from President Rafael Correa’s party. Ecuador’s Superintendence of Information and Communication […]

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Government attacks deter press freedom in Ecuador

Next month, supporters of Ecuador’s Organic Communications Law will mark the first anniversary of its passage, but many journalists say that there will be little to celebrate because the law has hindered press freedom on numerous occasions. With the approval of this law, the government created the Communication and Information Superintendence Office (SUPERCOM) to monitor, […]

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In New York, protesters see treason in Ecuadorean journalist’s work

Vendepatria. Roughly translated: National sellout, traitor to the homeland, turncoat. That was the invective that greeted Ecuadorean investigative journalist Janeth Hinostroza as she arrived at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City on Nov. 26 to accept an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ). The hurlers of the insult weren’t, […]

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Coordinating committee resolution expresses concern over Ecuador media law

A number of members of the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations have approved a resolution expressing concern over a new media law recently implemented by the Republic of Ecuador. Among other troubling provisions, the law establishes a state media council with the power to punish the press. IPI will shortly publish a comprehensive analysis […]

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