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Ecuadorian journalist Luis Eduardo Vivanco receives death threats

"On June 24, [Luis Eduardo] Vivanco, founder of the satirical news website La Posta, was walking his dog in Quito, the capital, when an unidentified man began screaming at him from a nearby car, he told CPJ via messaging app. The man then left the car and said, 'Vivanco, you son of a bitch, I’m […]

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Abductor of Ecuadorian journalists from newspaper El Comercio sentenced to prison in Colombia

“The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation [Colombia] obtained a 28-year prison sentence against Gustavo Angulo Arboleda, alias 'Cherry,' for his participation in the abduction and custody of a journalistic team from newspaper El Comercio of Ecuador, whom were later assassinated in events that occurred between March and April 2018. According to the […]

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Ecuadorian journalist Calixto Zambrano survives shooting

[...] “At about 7:30 p.m. on May 28, two unidentified men on a motorcycle approached [journalist Calixto] Zambrano as he was returning to his home in the western town of El Carmen, and one of the men pulled out a pistol and fired several shots. Two of the shots hit Zambrano as he ran away, […]

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IAPA says it's 'positive' that Ecuadoran president wants to repeal current 'gag law'

"The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) called it 'positive,' that the new president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, sent to the National Assembly a project that seeks to repeal the Communication Law of 2013, considered a 'gag law.' 'We are confident that, from now on, the new government will eliminate the legal mechanisms created to silence the […]

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Ecuadorian media outlet GK and Carlos F. Chamorro of Nicaragua are winners of the 2021 Ortega y Gasset Awards

"The Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards, the most prestigious in Spanish journalism, announced winners for its 38th edition. [...] The award-winning journalists were Isabela Ponce of Ecuador; Mariano Zafra, Javier Salas and photographer Brais Lorenzo of Spain; and Carlos Fernando Chamorro of Nicaragua. [...] The Ortega y Gasset Awards, created in 1984 by EL PAÍS […]

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Ecuador: During Lenín Moreno's government, 1,702 journalists and media were attacked

“The Andean Foundation for the Observation and Study of the Media (Fundamedios, for its acronym in Spanish) registered a total of 793 attacks against journalists, media outlets, citizens or activists during Lenín Moreno's government. These attacks add up to a total of 1,702 journalists and media who were violated in their right to freedom of […]

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Organizations say Ecuador's new law against Digital Violence threatens freedom of expression

“The approval of the so-called Digital Violence Law caused displeasure in the legislature, ignited alerts from defenders of freedom of expression and also a claim from the State Attorney General's Office. The discussion reached such a point that the same proponent of the project asked the Executive to veto the document. [...] The objective was […]

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Three years after the murder of El Comercio journalistic team: FLIP says 'the Colombian State continues to fail the victims'

“Three years ago, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno confirmed the deaths of Javier Ortega, Paúl Rivas and Efraín Segarra, journalistic team of the newspaper El Comercio. During these years, the Colombian State has repeatedly failed the families of the victims. Truth, justice and reparation are absent in this case. The [Colombian] Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, […]

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FARC dissident sentenced to 28 years in prison for the murders of team of journalists from Ecuador

"The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation [of Colombia] reported this Tuesday [March 30] that a judge has sentenced FARC dissident Jesús Vargas Cuajiboy, alias Reinel, to 28 years and eight months in prison for the abduction and murder of a journalistic team from Ecuadoran newspaper El Comercio, perpetrated on March 26, 2018. [...] […]

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Ecuadoran journalist Juan Sarmiento is free after the prescription of his sentence

“The journalist Juan Sarmiento was released this morning [Feb. 7] by the Judge of the Criminal Judicial Unit of Cantón Tena, Luis Eduardo Mendoza Chávez, after the prescription of a sentence against him. The journalist was sentenced by the Ecuadorian justice to 10 days in prison, to the payment of 25 percent of a Unified […]