Journalist in Ecuador forced to read pamphlet from criminal groups during live program

“A journalist from Radio Integración (whose name we are keeping confidential for security reasons) was forced with a threatening pamphlet to read a message from criminal groups, addressed to different sectors of the city of Tulcán and the province of Carchi [Ecuador], on the border with Colombia.

'When choosing journalism as an instrument to build a just and equitable society, it never crossed my mind that doing the right thing with love and passion would put my life at risk.' This is how the journalist began his speech on the program on Jan. 11, at 11:58 in the morning.”

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