CPJ to release report on press freedom in Ecuador

New York, July 9, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, “The U-turn: Moreno steers Ecuador away from Correa’s media repression,” on July 12, 2018. To mark the launch, CPJ will host a press conference with local civil society group Fundamedios, in Quito.

The report, authored by CPJ Central and South America Program Coordinator Natalie Southwick and CPJ’s Andes correspondent, John Otis, finds that President Lenín Moreno’s administration dramatically diverged from that of his predecessor, Rafael Correa, who was severely critical of the Ecuadoran press and passed one of the most restrictive media laws in the region. Journalists say they remain cautious as they wait for Moreno to fulfil his promise to scale back the Communications Law and remove the regulator who enforced it.

WHAT: Report release and press conference for “The U-turn: Moreno steers Ecuador away from Correa’s media repression”

WHEN: July, 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. local time, 12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Jose Padilla N-300 and Iñaquito, Platinum building, 1st floor, Quito, Ecuador


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Note to Editors:

Embargoed copies of the report are available upon request in English and Spanish. To request a copy of the report, email [email protected].