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Ecuadoran journalist receives explosive device days before presidential election – Journalism in the Americas

Date: Feb 21, 2017

Just days before Ecuador elects a new president, journalist Janet Hinostroza received an explosive device at her workplace. Hinostroza, the host of ‘Los Desayunos de 24 Horas’ (24-Hour Breakfasts) and Noticiero 24 Horas (24-Hour Newscast), received an envelope at Teleamazonas headquarters on the morning of Feb. 16. According to Teleamazonas, an envelope addressed to Hinostroza contained a DVD box with the following written on the front: “Who is behind the corruption? Irrefutable evidence.” Upon slightly opening the box, cables could be seen, the broadcaster added. Police were called and the media outlet was evacuated while authorities inspected the package. Read more>>