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Police colonel sends threatening letter to Ecuadoran journalist to reveal his sources

"The Colonel of the National Police, Rafael Marcelo Pérez Aguirre, sent a letter to the journalist of Código Vidrio, Arturo Torres, with threatening terms in which he asked to know the journalist's source and also disqualified his work, after the communicator launched a tweet on Twitter. Torres wrote a thread on Twitter that reported that […]

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Ecuadorian authorities raid office of journalist Fausto Chimbolema, confiscate equipment

"On Sept. 14, police officers and agents from the local attorney general’s office raided [Fausto] Chimbolema’s office in the central Ecuadorian town of Tena and confiscated his laptop, memory cards, and mobile phone, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, and a statement by the Ecuadorian free press organization Fundamedios. Chimbolema […]

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Journalist and family suffer attack with explosives in Ecuador

"Journalist Mario Pinto from MP Noticias suffered an attack with an explosive device on the night of Aug. 25 at his home, located in the north center of Machala [Ecuador]. At 10:15 p.m. a neighbor of the communicator began to shout towards the windows of the house that a stick of dynamite had been thrown. […]

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Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru sign declaration to combat electoral disinformation

"Representatives of electoral institutions from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru signed a declaration in Quito with the aim of jointly combating false news and disinformation generated around electoral processes. [...] Among the commitments of the meeting, the participants reiterated their intention to continuously apply good regional practices for verifying information (factchecking) and actions against disinformation […]

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Ecuadoran government wants to sell media seized during Rafael Correa administration

“[Ecuadoran] Secretary of Communication, Eduardo Bonilla, assured that the government wants to put up for sale the private media seized during the administration of Rafael Correa, incorporated into the public system in 2017 by the former president of the country, Lenín Moreno. "There is the political will to sell all the seized private media," Bonilla […]

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National Court of Ecuador denies appeal filed by former mayor in case of lawsuit against journalist and councilors for alleged moral damage

“The Specialized Criminal Chamber of the National Court of Justice denied the appeal filed by the former mayor of Loja, Bolívar Castillo, and issued an acquittal that confirmed the innocence of journalist Lenin Paladines. On Sept.15, 2020, the judge of the Loja Penal Unit, Mario Guerrero, dismissed the lawsuit that Bolívar Castillo filed against the […]

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Ecuador: Relatives of El Comercio journalists murdered in 2018 ask Constitutional Court to declassify case

“Relatives of Javier Ortega, Paúl Rivas and Efraín Segarra filed a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (CC) [of Ecuador] to order the declassification of the minutes of meetings of the State Public Security Council (Cosepe, for its acronym in Spanish). Thus they hope to learn information on the abduction and murder of the El Comercio […]

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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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Ecuadorian journalists assaulted and attacked during live broadcast

"Journalist Jhony Urgiles and cameraman Diego Vélez were broadcasting live the newscast of the digital media outlet DulzuraTV on June 28 when they were assaulted and verbally and physically attacked by two individuals who entered the channel's facilities in the province of Cañar, in the Ecuadorian sierra. After seven at night, when they had presented […]