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CPJ calls for justice for Ecuadoran reporting team killed in Colombia

April 17, 2018 5:03 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, April 17, 2018--Authorities in Ecuador and Colombia must conduct a transparent investigation into the kidnapping and killing of an Ecuadoran reporting team in Colombia and ensure all those responsible face justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists, driver killed after being kidnapped in northern Ecuador

April 12, 2018 6:08 PM ET

New York, April 13, 2018 --The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of three members of an Ecuadoran reporting team who were kidnapped on March 26 in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border and called for the perpetrators to face justice. President Lenín Moreno confirmed today that...

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Two journalists, driver kidnapped in Ecuador near Colombia border

March 27, 2018 4:45 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2018 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of three members of a reporting team from the daily El Comercio newspaper, who were kidnapped yesterday morning in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border....

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Ecuador pledges to reform repressive media law

March 16, 2018 11:30 AM ET

Country needs free press for Moreno's fight against corruption Quito, Ecuador, March 16, 2018 --The government of Ecuador pledged in a meeting Wednesday with the Committee to Protect Journalists to reform an oppressive communications law this year and to invite international experts to visit the country and analyze Ecuador's compliance...

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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Correa's legacy leaves a long road to recovery for Ecuador's journalists

November 2, 2017 1:56 PM ET

Since taking office in May, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno has pledged to end a decade-long battle between the government and the media. But several reporters and editors with whom CPJ spoke said that the anti-press campaign carried out by Moreno's predecessor, former President Rafael Correa, has caused lasting damage...

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Ecuadoran TV journalist receives death threats

October 18, 2017 3:33 PM ET

New York, October 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Ecuadoran authorities to ensure the safety of television journalist Janet Hinostroza....

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Ecuador's Moreno opens new era in relations with media

October 10, 2017 1:55 PM ET

Less than a month after taking office, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno engineered a ceasefire in the decade-long battle between the government and the nation's independent news media by inviting a group of radio, TV, and newspaper editors to the Carondelet presidential palace in Quito....

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Disrupting the Debate

April 25, 2017 8:08 AM ET

Governments use copyright laws and Twitter bots to curb criticism on social media By Alexandra Ellerbeck On July 10, 2016, Ecuadoran journalist Bernardo Abad tweeted that the former vice-president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, had not paid income taxes for the year before. A week later, Abad received a message from...

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Ecuador fines seven news outlets for not reproducing Argentine newspaper story

April 24, 2017 4:55 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, April 24, 2017--Ecuadoran authorities should immediately annul fines imposed on seven media outlets for declining to reproduce a story published in an Argentine newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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