Category : Ecuador

Standing up to a global oil giant

alt informationCelebrated author Ma Jian reflects on the terrible legacy of the Chinese Communist Party in its centenary year

Duncan Tucker: Financial pressures are undermining Latin America’s media

alt informationMounting financial pressures are robbing many of Latin America's media outlets of their objectivity and forcing them to toe pro-government lines.

#IndexAwards2015: Arts nominee Xavier “Bonil” Bonilla

alt informationBonil is the pen name for Xavier Bonilla, an Ecuador-based editorial cartoonist who draws for several national newspapers, particularly El Universo.

Ecuador: Why are critics being shutdown on Twitter?

alt informationA Spanish company -- Ares Right -- has been targeting the social media accounts of critics of the Ecuadorean government

In Ecuador the battle for the truth continues

alt informationPresident Rafael Correa's recent attack on El Universo newspaper for printing a satirical cartoon, marks a dangerous precedent for Ecuador's media, writes Jack Gilbert

The fight for the fourth power in Latin America

alt informationIn light of the Argentinian supreme court's ruling to uphold the country's controversial media law, Ronaldo Pelli reports on the fight between governments and private media across Latin America

What does state press control look like?

In light of the UK's Royal Charter on newspaper regulation, we look at 10 countries where the government has a hand in controlling the press

Ecuador’s new media regulations stoke controversy

Proposed laws will not calm President Correa's stormy relationship with the press, says Padraig Reidy

Julian Assange granted political asylum in Ecuador

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum in Ecuador. The Australian national, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two months after breaching his bail conditions in the UK, is wanted in Sweden, where allegations of sexual assault have been made against him. The Ecuadorian  foreign ministry said it […]

Ecuador: President Correa calls newspaper editor “wicked” in new verbal attack

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa has personally attacked Gustavo Cortez, editor of the leading daily newspaper El Universo. During a TV broadcast on Saturday the President accused the newspaper editor of being “wicked” and “of having bad faith.” Whilst showing a photograph of the editor, Correa called on the people of Ecuador to remember Cortez as a “clear example of the bad […]

Ecuador: Critical radio and TV stations closed down

Critical TV and radio stations in Ecuador have been closed down, after authorities stormed the offices and seized equipment. Authorities of the Police and the Telecommunications Superintendence (SUPERTEL) in the North East of Ecuador closed TV station Lidervisión and Radio Líder. They arrived at Lidervisión headquarters with a warrant from SUPERTEL, and proceeded to search the office, breaking and […]

Correa pardon does not lessen chill on Ecuador’s free press

When Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa issued Monday a presidential pardon and forgave a multi-million dollar fine and prison terms for a former editorial writer and three owners of the Ecuadorean daily, El Universo,  the impact of the case on press freedom was already irreversible.  The accusations left an indelible mark on anyone’s desire to challenge […]