CPJ to release report on rising threats to press freedom in Ecuador

Update: A previous iteration of this media advisory stated “Ecuador on edge” would be published on Tuesday, June 27.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, it will now be published on Wednesday, June 28.

New York, June 22, 2023—On June 28, 2023, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release “Ecuador on edge,” a report documenting the impact of political paralysis and spiking crime on press freedom in Ecuador. 

To discuss the report’s findings, a CPJ delegation will hold a press conference with Ecuadorian press freedom group Fundamedios at 10 a.m. ECT on Wednesday, June 28, in Quito.

Political turmoil and a deepening security crisis are putting reporters and press freedom at increasing risk in Ecuador. In 2022, Fundamedios documented 356 attacks on the press, the highest number since 2018. In the first four months of 2023, the organization reported a total of 96 attacks

The report provides a snapshot of the challenges facing journalists reporting in Ecuador amid the country’s security crisis. It includes CPJ’s recommendations to strengthen Ecuador’s press freedom commitments to ensure journalists in the country can report the news without fear of reprisal. 


Local and international media are encouraged to attend to discuss the report’s findings.

WHAT: Press conference about “Ecuador on edge,” CPJ’s report on rising threats to press freedom in Ecuador.

WHEN: June 28, 2023, 10 a.m. ECT.

WHERE: NH Collection, Luis Cordero 444, Avenida 12 de Octubre, Quito.


About the Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

The report will be available on CPJ’s website in English and Spanish at 9 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. ECT.

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