Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Ecuadoran president accuses media observation group of receiving U.S. funding
Ecuador President Rafael Correa is critical of nongovernmental organizations operating in the country. This article also references President Correa’s efforts to “attack the press”:
Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa is questioning the independence of some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country, accusing them of receiving funding from the U.S. international development agency, USAID. Among the organizations Correa is accusing are the Andean Foundation for the Observation and Study of Media (FUNDAMEDIOS in Spanish) and the movement Citizen Participation, both of which have been critical of the president’s communications policies, reported the newspaper Opinión.