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Inter-American Court to hear El Universo’s case against defamation suit filed by former Ecuadorian president

February 24, 2020 3:30 PM ET

Miami, February 24, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hear the case of Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo against a criminal defamation suit filed by former President Rafael Correa....

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Ecuadorian journalist Andrés Mendoza receives death threat

February 24, 2020 2:38 PM ET

Bogotá, February 24, 2020 -- Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a quick and transparent investigation into a death threat received by journalist Andrés Mendoza, determine whether it was connected to his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Explosive device detonated at home of journalist in Ecuador

February 12, 2020 4:00 PM ET

Bogotá, February 12, 2020 -- Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home of journalist Víctor Aguirre, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ecuadorean broadcast regulator revokes Pichincha Universal’s radio license

January 24, 2020 3:45 PM ET

Miami, January 24, 2020 -- Ecuadorean authorities should restore radio station Pichincha Universal’s broadcast license and should not penalize news outlets for their political coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Unidentified groups attack news outlets amid protests in Ecuador

October 13, 2019 7:10 PM ET

New York, October 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by unidentified individuals on news outlets in Ecuador....

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Authorities and protesters target the press amid protests in Ecuador

October 9, 2019 5:50 PM ET

Miami, October 9, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on both the authorities and demonstrators in Ecuador to stop harassing and attacking journalists covering ongoing protests....

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Police attack journalists covering protests in Ecuador

October 4, 2019 1:54 PM ET

Miami, October 4, 2019 -- Ecuadoran authorities should ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, and should hold police officers who assault journalists to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Why the prosecution of Julian Assange is troubling for press freedom

April 12, 2019 5:58 PM ET

After a seven-year standoff at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, British police yesterday arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange--a development press freedom advocates had long feared....

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CPJ troubled by prosecution of Julian Assange

April 11, 2019 2:28 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it was deeply concerned by the U.S. prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Authorities in the United Kingdom arrested Assange this morning at the Ecuadoran Embassy as part of an extradition agreement with the U.S., according to a...

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US has filed secret charges against Julian Assange, reports say

November 16, 2018 4:14 PM ET

New York, November 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is closely monitoring news reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has secretly filed charges against the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange....

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