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Journalists attacked in Ecuador since 1992

  

Cartoonist Xavier ‘Bonil’ Bonilla threatened by son of former Ecuadorian president

Bogotá, Colombia, August 13, 2020 – Ecuadorian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate the threat to cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, ensure he has adequate protection, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 6, Jacobo Bucaram Pulley, the son of former President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz, tweeted a threatening message…

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Journalist in Ecuador attacked by relative with alleged ties to local government after critical COVID-19 coverage

On April 28, 2020, in Quinindé, Ecuador, journalist Henry Córdova Correa, who works as a news anchor for TV channel UNITV and also presents video news to his 2,942 followers on Facebook, was hit with bricks and a motorcycle helmet by a relative in retaliation for his reporting, sustaining a badly broken leg, the journalist…

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Teleamazonas broadcaster attacked with dynamite in Ecuador

Bogotá, June 3, 2020 — Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion at the Teleamazonas broadcaster, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 5:15 a.m. on May 31, a stick of dynamite exploded at the entrance of the independent TV station’s office…

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Journalist Dayanna Monroy covers the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador. (Courtesy of Dayanna Monroy)

Journalist Dayanna Monroy on covering the COVID-19 crisis in Ecuador

Dayanna Monroy reports for the Teleamazonas television station in the port city of Guayaquil, the epicenter of Ecuador’s COVID-19 outbreak. She and her colleagues have recently reported on bodies piling up in morgues and being left for days in the streets and in people’s homes, the results of overwhelmed hospitals, funeral homes, and cemeteries.

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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa holds up a copy of El Universo in Quito on November 22, 2011. The newspaper's case against Ecuadorian authorities was recently accepted by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

Inter-American Court to hear El Universo’s case against defamation suit filed by former Ecuadorian president

Miami, February 24, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hear the case of Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo against a criminal defamation suit filed by former President Rafael Correa.

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Soldiers are seen in Quito, Ecuador, on October 17, 2019. Ecuadorian journalist Andrés Mendoza recently received a death threat. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuadorian journalist Andrés Mendoza receives death threat

Bogotá, February 24, 2020 — Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a quick and transparent investigation into a death threat received by journalist Andrés Mendoza, determine whether it was connected to his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police vehicles are seen in Quito, Ecuador, on October 13, 2019. Ecuadorian journalist Víctor Aguirre recently survived a bombing attack at his house. (AP/Fernando Vergara)

Explosive device detonated at home of journalist in Ecuador

Bogotá, February 12, 2020 — Ecuadorian authorities should conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the explosion of a device at the home of journalist Víctor Aguirre, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police vehicles are seen in Quito, Ecuador, on October 13, 2019. Ecuador's broadcast regulator recently revoked radio station Pichincha Universal’s broadcast license. (AP/Fernando Vergara)

Ecuadorean broadcast regulator revokes Pichincha Universal’s radio license

Miami, January 24, 2020 — Ecuadorean authorities should restore radio station Pichincha Universal’s broadcast license and should not penalize news outlets for their political coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Demonstrators are seen in Quito, Ecuador, on October 12, 2019. Amid the demonstrations, an unidentified group recently attacked the offices of two news outlets in the city. (Reuters/Ivan Alvarado)

Unidentified groups attack news outlets amid protests in Ecuador

New York, October 13, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by unidentified individuals on news outlets in Ecuador.

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Demonstrators clash with riot police in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies, on October 9, 2019. Both the authorities and protesters have targeted the press amid the protests. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Authorities and protesters target the press amid protests in Ecuador

Miami, October 9, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on both the authorities and demonstrators in Ecuador to stop harassing and attacking journalists covering ongoing protests.

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