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Demonstrators clash with riot police in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies, on October 9, 2019. Both the authorities and protesters have targeted the press amid the protests. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Authorities and protesters target the press amid protests in Ecuador

Miami, October 9, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on both the authorities and demonstrators in Ecuador to stop harassing and attacking journalists covering ongoing protests.

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Ecuadoran regulators have fined seven news outlets for declining to republish allegations from an Argentine newspaper that defeated presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso, shown here in an April 3, 2017, press conference in Quito, evaded taxes. (AP/Delores Ochoa)

Ecuador fines seven news outlets for not reproducing Argentine newspaper story

Bogotá, Colombia, April 24, 2017–Ecuadoran authorities should immediately annul fines imposed on seven media outlets for declining to reproduce a story published in an Argentine newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The government of Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa has pre-empted more than eight days worth of air time with mandatory broadcasts. (Reuters/Guillermo Granja)

In Correa’s Ecuador, a bulletin on breakfast is routine

On September 11, 2012, the Ecuadoran government interrupted a morning newscast on the Teleamazonas TV station for an official bulletin. What could be so urgent? A coup d’etat? An earthquake? A cholera outbreak?  It turned out the government sought to clarify what President Rafael Correa had for breakfast.

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Soldiers guard the government palace in Quito after a police rebellion. (AP/Patricio Realpe)

Ecuador, facing police revolt, censors news coverage

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 condemned the government’s censorship of broadcast…

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