Ecuador: RTS TV channel suffers shooting attack and Extra newspaper receives death threats

  • Source: IAPA
  • October 10, 2022

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the attack against a television channel and the threats against a newspaper in Ecuador, which ‘seek to intimidate the practice of journalism.’ The organization called on authorities to promptly investigate these acts of violence in order to identify and prosecute those responsible.

Two individuals on a motorcycle were captured by surveillance cameras when they shot to the access door of the RTS channel in the city of Guayaquil, Guayas province, Ecuador, in the early hours of Fri. Oct. 7. The perpetrators of the attack also left in front of the TV channel a pamphlet signed by 'La Nueva Generación,' apparently alluding to one of Mexico's drug trafficking cartels. The pamphlet included death threats against the director of the Extra newspaper, Galo Martínez Leisker, and against newspaper vendors, in addition to 'prohibiting' its sale in Guayaquil and in the cities of Esmeraldas, Machala and Cuenca."

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