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IPI expresses concern over new Ecuadorian Law on Communications

The International Press Institute today expressed serious concern over Friday’s passage of the Law on Communications by the Ecuadorian National Assembly. Among its most alarming provisions, is the creation of a regulatory council with excessive authority which, given the law’s vague provisions, IPI believes could be used by the administration of President Rafael Correa to further target journalists.  […]

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IPI calls for investigation into killing of Ecuadorian journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today urged Ecuadorian authorities to conduct a swift and comprehensive investigation into the killing of journalist Fausto Valdiviezo. Valdiviezo, who for more than three decades worked as journalist and newscaster for several channels such as Ecuavisa, SíTV, and RTS y TC Televisión, was killed on Thursday, Apr. 11, in the […]

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Ecuadorean journalist sentenced to prison for defamation

The International Press Institute (IPI) today strongly condemned the sentencing of Ecuadorean journalist Yaco Martínez to one month in prison for defaming a former governor. Martínez, executive director of the newspaper La Nación in Ecuador’s northern Carchi province and a correspondent for El Universo, was also ordered by a Carchi Penal Court judge, Bayardo García, […]

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OAS Special Rapporteurship under threat at Ecuador meeting

This Friday, at the invitation of the Ecuadorean government, state parties to the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights will meet in Guayaquil, Ecuador to discuss proposed reforms to the inter-American human rights system. The outcome of this gathering, whose results will be presented at an Organization of American States (OAS) Special General Assembly meeting on […]

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