Ecuador / 2010

Ecuadoran sports reporter beaten, threatened

December 7, 2010 4:18 PM ET

New York, December 7, 2010--Ecuadoran authorities must fully investigate a vicious attack against sports reporter Guido Manolo Campaña, who was abducted, beaten, and threatened while on assignment in the northern coastal province of Esmeraldas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ecuador, facing police revolt, censors news coverage

October 1, 2010 4:10 PM ET

New York, October 1, 2010--As a police rebellion threw Ecuador into chaos on Thursday, the government of President Rafael Correa ordered local radio and TV stations to interrupt programming and carry state news broadcasts. A dozen reporters were injured covering the police revolt. Today, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Critical Ecuadoran journalist charged with terrorism

August 27, 2010 3:15 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2010--A government accusation that an Ecuadoran journalist "committed terrorism" is retaliation for his harsh criticism of local authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ecuadoran courts should reverse editor’s libel conviction

March 29, 2010 5:26 PM ET

New York, March 29, 2010—An Ecuadoran appellate court should overturn the libel conviction of editor Enrique Palacio, and the country’s legislators should reform archaic defamation laws that do not meet international standards for freedom of expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Palacio was sentenced Friday to three years...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Ecuador

February 16, 2010 12:39 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Correa assails news media, and regulators target critical outlets. • Media legislation could restrict freedom of expression. Key Statistic 3: Days that regulators ordered Teleamazonas off the air. Re-elected by a landslide in April, President Rafael Correa intensified his attacks on critical news...

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