El Universo

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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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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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Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno, pictured in Quito in October. The president is urging journalists to embrace their watchdog function. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Ecuador’s Moreno opens new era in relations with media

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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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Supporters of President Rafael Correa attend a political rally in Quito, Ecuador, on February 9. (Reuters/Guillermo Granja)

Electoral law dulls reporting as Correa nears re-election

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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 same size and blocked together in a layout that resembles a tic-tac-toe game, minus the ninth…

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Protesters gather outside the Cabot Awards on Thursday. (CPJ/Sara Rafsky)

Correa supporters protest as Cabot winners celebrated

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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 the first time he remembered arriving at the awards ceremony to be greeted by protesters screaming…

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