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Unknown men burst into newsroom in Ecuador and threaten journalist

A journalist from Ecuador was threatened by two men who burst into his newsroom on Sept. 23, reported the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios. Reporter Alejandro Escudero works for the weekly Independiente in the city of Nueva Loja, a northeastern province in Sucumbíos, the organization said. Read more »

Mexican reporter seeks asylum in France after threats and the killing of nine other journalists

Following threats against his life, another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has decided to seek asylum abroad, reported the Foundation for Freedom of Expression. Andrés Timoteo Morales, reporter for the La Jornada newspaper and columnist for the newspaper Notiver in the city of Veracruz, is currently soliciting asylum in France, according to the newspaper Tabasco Hoy. Read more »

At least 15 reporters have fled Mexico because of threats, another 20 seek refuge in the capital

At least 15 journalists have fled Mexico seeking asylum abroad, according to an interview with Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) Mexico representative Balbina Flores on Radio Fórmula. Read more »

Journalist violently beaten at campaign rally in Brazil

A Brazilian journalist for Record News was violently attacked with an iron rod, leaving him with a head injury, two broken ribs and bruises on his body, while covering a rally for a mayoral candidate in Estreito, Maranhão, reported the website Toc Notícias on Monday, Sept. 24. Read more »

Radio reporter threatened in Ecuador, the second in as many weeks

The newspaper El Comercio reported a new case of threats against a journalist in Ecuador on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Reporter and director of the radio magazine Democracia, Gonzalo Rosero, claimed he has been receiving threats for six months but their frequency increased during the last five weeks, according to the newspaper. Read more »

Ecuador's president hints at lawsuit against newspaper that criticized his cousin

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa warned a newspaper that it "will have to answer to justice" after publishing an article, reported the non-governmental organization Fundamedios. Read more »