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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Media workers in Ecuador sued for libel, allege politically motivated firings

Date: May 23, 2011

News about journalists in Ecuador:

In two separate incidents, journalists in Ecuador say they are being targeted for their critical reporting on the powerful. In the first case, Fundamedios reports via IFEX that a prosecutor in the coastal city of Manta is suing five directors and journalists who work for the Ediasa media group for libel over an article reporting allegations that he accepted a bribe.