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Alerts   |   Ecuador

Judge orders journalist's arrest for publishing confidential documents

New York, November 15, 2016--An Ecuadoran judge last night approved an arrest warrant for journalist Fernando Villavicencio on charges of distributing emails sent by public officials, according to the journalist's lawyer. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities to revoke the warrant.

November 15, 2016 5:31 PM ET

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Medios digitales ecuatorianos enfrentan acoso

Sitios web de noticias ecuatorianos que publicaron acusaciones sobre corrupción fueron blanco de ataques de denegación de servicio, conocidos como DDoS, el 9 de mayo de 2016, según una carta conjunta enviada al Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés) por parte de editores ecuatorianos y defensores de la libertad de prensa el 13 de mayo. En uno de los ataques cibernéticos, los agresores intentan abrumar a los servidores de un sitio con reiteradas y rápidas solicitudes de información.

19 de Mayo 2016 4:55 PM ET

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Case   |   Ecuador

Ecuadoran news websites face harassment

Ecuadoran news websites that published corruption allegations were the target of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on May 9, 2016, according to a joint letter Ecuadoran editors and press-freedom advocates sent to the Committee to Protect Journalists on May 13. In a DDoS attack, the attackers seek to overwhelm a website's server with rapid, repeated requests for information.

Blog   |   Ecuador

How U.S. copyright law is being used to take down Correa's critics in Ecuador

On December 30, César Ricaurte, the executive director of Fundamedios, received a copyright complaint with the potential to close his entire website. The complaint, filed on behalf of Ecuador's communications regulator SECOM by a company called Ares Rights, ordered the independent press freedom group to remove an image of President Rafael Correa from its website, he told CPJ.

Blog   |   Ecuador

Ecuador newspaper shutters its presses, citing government pressure

Blaming government harassment and a related advertising slowdown, the daily newspaper Hoy ceased its Quito-based print edition Monday, and said it would transform into an online-only newspaper.

Blog   |   Ecuador

Correa steps up fight; hacking alleged on both sides

Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, on a visit to Moscow in October 2013. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)

Seven months after Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa flirted with the idea of offering asylum to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, intercepted communications and leaked emails are again making headlines in the Andean country. This time, the story is not about international surveillance but a window onto the latest front in the ever-escalating war between the president and his critics.

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