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IFEX members concerned over undermining of OAS Special Rapporteur

The following is a statement signed by over 30 IFEX members and initiated by the International Press Institute (IPI) that is directed at member states of the Organisation of American States (OAS).  The original link can be found here.  To read IPI’s full report on the efforts to undermine the Special Rapporteur, click here. IFEX […]

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Ecuador media face reporting restrictions during presidential campaign

Where does accurate reporting on a presidential candidate end and “indirect” promotion of the candidate begin? That’s the question facing Ecuadorean media outlets as they try to navigate an ambiguous legal landscape ahead of the country’s Feb. 17th presidential vote. The confusion began last February, when current leader as well as election front-runner Rafael Correa […]

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Ecuadorean magazine sentenced for reporting on government advertising

A court ruling in Ecuador this week requiring the newspaper La Hora to publicly apologise to the government for an article containing “inexact” information constitutes a serious threat to press freedom and transparency ahead of the country’s February presidential vote, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. A decision issued by a civil judge on […]

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2012 deadliest year for journalists

This year of continuing change in the world of news media has also been marked by an appalling and disturbing truth: an unprecedented 133 journalists were killed in the line of duty or as a consequence of their reporting in 2012. This year’s figure is the highest since the International Press Institute (IPI) started systematically […]

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