In Ecuador, a rapid decline in press freedom – KBIA

February 24, 2015 • Ecuador News

The media environment in Ecuador is not so serene. President Rafael Correa, now in his third term of office, regularly files lawsuits against journalists and even cartoonists who mock his government. In his weekly television address, Correa often spends time singling out his critics on social media and is known to tear up copies of newspapers he dislikes. In addition, a communications law passed in 2013 has given the government greater legal powers to fine and censure its critics in the press. Will the situation get worse? Read more>>

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chevronecuadorIn Ecuador, a rapid decline in press freedom – KBIA

Correa’s Nemesis Crudo Ecuador Shuts Down over Intimidation – PanAm Post

February 20, 2015 • Ecuador News

The Facebook page Crudo Ecuador (Raw Ecuador), dedicated to political satire and one of the main reasons why president Rafael Correa initiated a social-media battle in the country, announced on Thursday, February 19, that it is shutting down — including the associated website and Twitter accounts. The administrator of the site, who remains anonymous to the public, makes this decision after claiming a threat against him and his family. He shared that strangers sent a bouquet of flowers with an anonymous note to him, in which they include his full name, details about his wife and children, and “warn” that he is being watched as long he continues with his “not so appropriate” activities. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorCorrea’s Nemesis Crudo Ecuador Shuts Down over Intimidation – PanAm Post

Ecuadoreans hail John Oliver for taking a swing at their ‘sensitive’ president – Fusion

February 11, 2015 • Ecuador News

Critics of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa have found solidarity and strength from an unlikely source: comedian John Oliver. On Sunday night, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight turned his blistering wit against President Correa for declaring a “Twitter war” against those who dare to criticize his government online. Read more>> Share

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chevronecuadorEcuadoreans hail John Oliver for taking a swing at their ‘sensitive’ president – Fusion