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Ecuadorian government tightens its grip on the press as private media fears for survival – Journalism in the Americas

Date: Nov 11, 2014

Privately-owned media companies have already been weakened in the seven years under Rafael Correa’s “citizens’ revolution.” The president has consistently berated private media in the country, accusing them of serving the interests of wealthy owners to the detriment of the people. But journalists say the executive leader is looking to silence dissent and further control the country’s press, which has become less critical of the government in recent years. Read more>>