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IPI releases Ecuador mission report

The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a report on its May 2012 press freedom mission to Ecuador, stating that the nation’s private media outlets are being targeted by the government of President Rafael Correa. The nearly 30-page report enumerates diverse tactics directed at the private press by the Correa administration, including the pursuit of legal […]

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Ecuador magazine fined for election law violation

An $80,000 fine levied against an Ecuadorean magazine accused of spreading political propaganda constitutes a direct attack on freedom of expression, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Ecuador’s Electoral Arbitration Tribunal (TCE, according to its Spanish acronym) ruled last week that a May 4, 2011 editorial published by Vistazo magazine urging voters to reject […]

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Journalist murdered in Ecuador; police investigating

Police in Ecuador are investigating the murder of a journalist in western Guayas province, whose body was found a day before a correspondent for the newspaper El Universo received a series of death threats. Luis Arnoldo “Noro” Ruiz, a correspondent for Extra and a former contributor to El Universo was found shot in the head […]

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Ecuador steps up campaign against media

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa over the weekend announced he was “seriously considering” directing government ministers to only grant interviews to public media, the latest incident in the leftist administration’s clampdown on critical press. “Why do we have to give interviews … to Televisa, to Teleamazonas, to El Universo if they are private businesses?” Correa asked, according […]

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