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Topic “Ecuador”

Ecuadorian site creates virtual memorial so families can say goodbye to loved ones who died during coronavirus pandemic

Of the South American countries, Ecuador is the country with the highest number of those infected and the highest number of deaths from the novel coronavirus per capita.

In "Ecuador, today, if a person dies in a hospital, their relatives cannot go to say goodbye or see them," Isabela Ponce, director and founder of the Ecuadorian site GK, told the Knight Center. "Whoever died must be buried... without anyone being present there.” Read more »


I/A Court HR admits case from newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador after criminal sentence for defamation in 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) decided to admit the case of newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador. After the publication was sued by then-President Rafael Correa based on a 2011 opinion column, a columnist and three executives received criminal sentences. Read more »


Ecuadorian journalists create directory of women experts to encourage diversity of sources in the press

Journalists Isabela Ponce and María Sol Borja, from the Ecuadorian website GK, developed a digital platform called Voces Expertas, to bring together women experts with the aim of increasing the presence of women among journalistic sources in Latin America. Read more »


Attacks on the press in Ecuador decreased by 52% during 2018, according to annual report from Fundamedios

Attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador decreased by 52 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to the annual report from Fundamedios. The organization recorded 144 attacks from January to December 2018, while in 2017 there were 297 cases. Read more »


Ecuador’s National Assembly eliminates controversial sanctioning body with reforms to Communications Law

After a second and final debate, on Dec. 18, Ecuador's National Assembly approved reforms to the country’s Communication Law (LOC, for its acronym in Spanish), indicated by experts as the most repressive on the continent. Read more »


Journalistic associations from seven Latin American countries form alliance to monitor freedom of expression in the region

United not only by cultural and geographical similarities, but also by the type of problems that their countries face politically, economically and socially, seven journalistic organizations have formed the Voces del Sur alliance to systematize the monitoring freedom of expression in their countries. Read more »


19 journalists from Ecuador and Colombia publish special report on the three murdered Ecuadorian journalists from El Comercio

*This story has been updated to correct information about OCCRP's role in the report.

For more than four months, 19 Ecuadorian and Colombian journalists from different media, along with national and international organizations, followed the tracks of three press colleagues abducted and murdered on the border between the two countries earlier this year. Read more »


Plenary Assembly of Ecuador will study reforms to the country's controversial Communications Law

Ecuador’s Organic Law of Communication (LOC, for its initials in Spanish), considered by press freedom organizations as the most repressive law of the continent, could be reformed before the end of 2018. Read more »


RESEARCH: Ecuadorian students and digital media unite to fact-check presidential candidates


By Tania Orbe Martínez, professor of journalism at Universidad San Francisco de Quito* Read more »


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