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Second suspect captured in Colombia in connection with abduction of Ecuadorian journalists

The Attorney General’s Office of Ecuador announced the capture of “Cherry,” who they said is the alleged material author of the abduction of the journalistic team from Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio. Read more »


Ecuador moves away from media repression, but journalists continue to work cautiously: CPJ report

The repression and fear that the government of President Rafael Correa (2007 - 2017) imposed on the Ecuadorian media and journalists is apparently coming to an end after the arrival of Lenin Moreno last year, according to a recent report by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


Governments confirm that bodies found in Colombian jungle belong to abducted Ecuadoran journalists

The Colombian and Ecuadoran governments confirmed that three bodies found in Tumaco, Colombia belong to the El Comercio reporting team that was abducted on March 26 while reporting in the border region. Read more »


Ecuadoran government and family members of slain El Comercio journalists protest Colombia's communication after remains found

*This story was updated.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos posted on Twitter on June 21 that three bodies were found that could belong to a team of journalists and their driver who worked for Ecuadoran newspaper El Comercio and were reportedly killed in a border region by a dissident group of the FARC. Read more »


Three bodies found in Colombia could be Ecuadoran journalists who went missing and were killed near border

Three bodies that could belong to two Ecuadoran journalists and a driver for newspaper El Comercio were found in Colombia, 88 days after the team was abducted near the border of the two countries. Read more »


Government of Ecuador confirms deaths of two journalists and driver from newspaper El Comercio, kidnapped by FARC dissidents

"With deep regret, I regret to report that the assassination of our compatriots has been confirmed," Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno wrote on his Twitter account on the early afternoon of Friday, April 13. The president publicly confirmed the death of the two journalists and the driver from newspaper El Comercio, who were kidnapped at the end of March by a dissident group of the FARC. Read more »


Colombian channel broadcasts video of Ecuadorian journalists abducted near the country’s border with Colombia

Two journalists with the Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio and their driver, who authorities say were abducted on March 26 by FARC dissident groups, were shown alive in a video broadcast on Colombian station RCN. Read more »


Ecuadoran government not financing Venezuelan international news channel Telesur

Ecuadoran Secretary of Communication Andrés Michelena confirmed that new President Lenin Moreno’s government is not contributing economically to multi-state owned cable news channel Telesur, newspaper La Hora reported. Read more »


Former Ecuadorian congressman and journalist are declared innocent of disclosure of government information in Chevron case

Journalist and political activist Fernando Villavicencio and former congressman Cléver Jiménez, who were prosecuted criminally at the beginning of 2014 after being taken to court by then-Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa as a result of a journalistic investigation, were decl Read more »


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