Lissette Ormaza

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Journalists stand behind a police tape at a crime scene in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on November 1, 2022.

In Ecuador, threats force 9 journalists to flee their homes in 7 months  

At least five journalists fled into exile and at least four others had to relocate within Ecuador between April and October 2023, amid political turmoil and a deepening security crisis that have put reporters and press freedom at increasing risk and led to self-censorship. One journalist—who asked CPJ not to disclose his name for safety…

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Ecuadorian journalist run off road, threatened with death after critical reporting

Bogotá, June 27, 2023—Ecuadorian authorities must thoroughly investigate the recent death threats issued to journalist Lissette Ormaza and hold those responsible to account, Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday.  On June 20, Ormaza, a reporter and newscaster for the privately owned broadcaster Majestad Televisión, was driving from her home in La Concordia to her outlet’s…

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