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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Journalism groups support freedom of expression rapporteur under fire in Ecuador

Date: Dec 14, 2011

Warning of a “progressive loss of fundamental rights” in Ecuador, the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations, during its half-yearly meeting Dec. 9 in Miami, issued a series of resolutions calling on the administration of President Rafael Correa to respect free speech and press freedom, and expressing solidarity with Catalina Botero, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, reported the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), one of the members of the Coordinating Committee. Other resolutions also addressed the killing of journalists and impunity in countries like Mexico and Colombia.

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