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CPJ report finds press freedom in Ecuador on the edge amid escalating security crisis and political inertia

Public-interest reporting under threat ahead of critical 2023 elections Quito, June 27, 2023—Political paralysis and spiking crime pose grave threats to press freedom in Ecuador, finds a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published today. CPJ’s report, “Ecuador on edge,” found the country’s journalists face the prospect of acute violence amid a…

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CPJ to release report on rising threats to press freedom in Ecuador

Update: A previous iteration of this media advisory stated “Ecuador on edge” would be published on Tuesday, June 27.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, it will now be published on Wednesday, June 28. New York, June 22, 2023—On June 28, 2023, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release “Ecuador on edge,” a report documenting the…

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CPJ welcomes Ecuador’s pledge to strengthen press freedom commitments following meeting with the government

Mission to Ecuador spotlights urgent need to prioritize journalist safety Quito, April 20, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the Ecuadorian government’s commitment to fund and implement mechanisms that will advance press freedom and improve journalist safety in the country, following a meeting with representatives from CPJ and the local press freedom organization Fundamedios on…

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Ecuadorian journalist Janet Hinostroza poses for a photo at the Teleamazonas television station in Quito, Ecuador on December 7, 2015. In 2013, CPJ honored Hinostroza with its International Press Freedom Award for her courageous investigative reporting in politics and corruption. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuadoran TV journalist receives death threats

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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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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