El Universo

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Pressured by government, Ecuadoran cartoonist is forced to adjust

July 8, 2014 10:34 AM ET

Called to testify before a government media oversight commission, editorial cartoonist Xavier Bonilla--known by his penname Bonil--showed up with a pair of four-foot-long mock pencils. But rather than having a small eraser on the tip, one of Bonil's giant pencils...

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Ecuador newspaper shutters its presses, citing government pressure

July 1, 2014 4:44 PM ET

Blaming government harassment and a related advertising slowdown, the daily newspaper Hoy ceased its Quito-based print edition Monday, and said it would transform into an online-only newspaper....

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Ecuador's year-old media law stifles in-depth reporting

June 24, 2014 10:57 AM ET

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa generated little actual news during a two-day trip to Chile last month. So Ecuador's four main newspapers did the obvious: They published short wire service dispatches about his visit....

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Cartoonist sanctioned under Ecuador's communications law

February 3, 2014 2:47 PM ET

Bogotá, February 3, 2014- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by Ecuador's media oversight agency on Friday to use the country's communications law to sanction the leading local daily El Universo over a critical cartoon. The agency fined...

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Correa steps up fight; hacking alleged on both sides

January 17, 2014 12:10 PM ET

Seven months after Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa flirted with the idea of offering asylum to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, intercepted communications and leaked emails are again making headlines in the Andean country. This time, the story...

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New Ecuadoran legislation seen as a gag on critics

June 21, 2013 1:26 PM ET

After inspecting a hydroelectric project in northern Ecuador last year, President Rafael Correa complained about the scant press coverage of his visit and suggested it was part of a media blackout. "Did the Ecuadoran media conspire to ignore this...

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Battle between Correa, Ecuadoran press to wage on

February 20, 2013 10:54 AM ET

In the wake of President Rafael Correa's landslide re-election on Sunday, many Ecuadoran reporters are bracing for another four years of conflict with his left-leaning government.  Neither side claims to relish the prospect, but continued clashes seem inevitable given the bad...

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Attacks on the Press: Beyond Article 19

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

The right to news and opinion is enshrined in international law. It's not enough. By Joel Simon...

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Electoral law dulls reporting as Correa nears re-election

February 12, 2013 10:51 AM ET

It's by far the dullest space in the newspaper: Every day in El Universo, Ecuador's leading daily, readers can find eight small photos and news blurbs summing up the activities of the eight presidential candidates. The articles are the...

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Correa supporters protest as Cabot winners celebrated

October 26, 2012 5:19 PM ET

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, administered by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in recognition of journalistic contributions to Inter-American understanding, are the oldest international prizes in journalism. But Josh Friedman, director of the prizes, said this year marked...

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