El Universo

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights finds Ecuador responsible in El Universo libel case

New York, December 23, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a recent decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hold Ecuador responsible for violating the right to free expression in a 2011 libel suit against the El Universo newspaper. “The Inter-American Court’s decision in the El Universo case offers long-overdue…

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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa holds up a copy of El Universo in Quito on November 22, 2011. The newspaper's case against Ecuadorian authorities was recently accepted by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

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

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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In Ecuador, Correa verbally attacks El Universo editor

New York, June 26, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns personal attacks made by Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on Gustavo Cortez, editor of the leading daily El Universo. 

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Police and Correa supporters outside court. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

El Universo verdict bad precedent for free press in Americas

New York, February 16, 2012–Today’s decision by Ecuador’s highest court to uphold the criminal libel conviction brought by President Rafael Correa against El Universo represents a serious blow to freedom of expression and a setback for democracy, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. 

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El Universo verdict devastating to Ecuador’s democracy

New York, February 16, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged that Ecuador’s highest court upheld today a libel conviction brought by President Rafael Correa against the Guayaquil-based daily El Universo. 

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Gerardo Delgado Olmedo

On August 10, 2022, two gunmen shot and killed Gerardo Delgado Olmedo while he was in his car at a traffic light on the outskirts of the Ecuadorian Pacific coast city of Manta, according to news reports. Shortly before the shooting, Delgado had received a call informing him of a possible suicide—a report that turned…

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Ecuadorian journalist Gerardo Delgado Olmedo shot and killed in Manta

Bogotá, August 17, 2022—Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the shooting death of journalist Gerardo Delgado Olmedo and determine whether the killing was related to his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On August 10, two gunmen shot and killed Delgado while he was in his car stopped at a traffic…

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Teleamazonas broadcaster attacked with dynamite in Ecuador

Bogotá, June 3, 2020 — Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion at the Teleamazonas broadcaster, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 5:15 a.m. on May 31, a stick of dynamite exploded at the entrance of the independent TV station’s office…

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Orel Sambrano

Sambrano, 62, director of the local political weekly ABC de la Semana and broadcaster Radio América, was shot by a motorcycle-riding assailant outside a video store in the northern city of Valencia, according to local news reports and CPJ interviews. Sambrano, also a practicing lawyer, was known locally for his investigations and commentaries on local politics, local…

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CPJ, international journalists express deep concern over deteriorating press freedom climate in Nicaragua, call for release of detained reporters

CPJ and more than 200 international journalists write to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to express deep concern over the recent escalation of aggression against media outlets and journalists covering civil unrest and documenting human rights abuses by police and paramilitary groups.

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