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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Ecuador bans journalist from traveling to testify at human rights assembly in Washington, D.C.

This piece speculates as to why the owner of a radio station that was shut down by the Ecuador government was stopped trying to board a plane on his way to attend an event where he would speak critically of government control over the press in his country:

Journalist Wilson Cabrera, whose community radio station was closed by the Ecuadorian government, was prohibited from traveling to the United States by judicial order, reported the newspaper El Universo.

Cabrera planned to attend the 143rd Assembly of the Inter American Court of Human Rights in Washington, D.C., when minutes before he was to board his plane in the capital Quito, immigration authorities notified him that a restriction order prohibited him from leaving the Andean country, according to the newspaper El Comercio.

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