Ecuador’s Correa Recruits Legion of Social Media Trolls – PanAm Post

January 27, 2015 • Ecuador News

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has declared war on his critics on social media. On Saturday, January 24, President Correa announced the launch of a new website designed to investigate and respond to social-media users that “attack” or “defame” his government. Read more>>

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Sale of Ecuador’s El Comercio marks a turning point for country’s media and raises concerns – Journalism in the Americas

January 21, 2015 • Ecuador News

After more than a century in the hands of the Mantilla family, one of Ecuador’s oldest and most traditional newspapers – El Comercio – has been sold to Latin American media mogul Remigio Ángel González. While the legality of El Comercio’s transaction remains dubious, long-time Ecuadorean journalists believe that the sale will have the effect of further limiting freedom of expression in the country, where the government has tightened its grip in recent years. Read more>>

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Is Ecuador’s ‘anti-imperialist’ president using US copyright law to censor online critics? – Global Post

January 19, 2015 • Ecuador News

It might come as a surprise to learn that Ecuadoreans who dare to post content critical of Correa and his government on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook say they are finding their images and videos systematically targeted and taken down. Even more unexpected is the justification being given time and again: the supposed violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), passed by US Congress in 1998. Read more>>

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Imports, Investments on the Chopping Block in Ecuador – PanAm Post

January 7, 2015 • Ecuador News

On Monday, the Committee on Foreign Trade (Comex) issued a resolution through which “safeguards” will be imposed on trade with Ecuador’s neighbors. That includes an additional 21 percent ad valorem tax on 3,098 Colombian items that already face tariffs on entry, and 7 percent on 2,339 items imported from Peru.The reactions from neighboring countries have been immediate. According to the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MinComercio), the safeguards “go against the spirit of dialogue and joint work that has characterized the business relationship between the two nations.” In addition, it “ignores the fact that Ecuador and Colombia have complementary production structures.” Read more>>

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