Ecuador - Alerts
Fundamedios, a not-for-profit organization devoted to monitoring press freedom, has been accused by the government of carrying out destabilizing activities.
The order issued by President Correa makes clear the existence of a system of awards and punishments for the media related to the placement of official advertising.
The threat read: "To remain silent is many times better, especially when you have children who can suddenly suffer an apparent 'death'. For a father the family is the most cherished thing, isn't it?"
Radio Morena’s representatives say it was the victim of politically motivated “persecution”. The National Telecommunications Secretariat (SENATEL) insists the station was closed down simply because it failed to pay for its frequency concession in time.
The tribunal lifted precautionary measures that had suspended the application of amendments to the Electoral Law, leading to restrictions to journalists' work during electoral periods.
Jaime Cedillo says his news programme broadcast by NEXO 97.7 FM was cancelled after the radio station's managers were warned that their frequency might not be renewed.
Byron Baldeón was investigating the robbery of a shipping container full of television sets, for which three active-duty police officers and two civilians were captured and charged.
Yadira Romo filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor's Office saying she received a death threat after photographing a dispute between two journalists.
Policy Coordinating Minister Betty Tola officially announced that members of the presidential cabinet shall not grant interviews to the private media - a policy that violates the Ecuadorian Constitution.
The radio station manager said that radio Net has always been a diverse station, although quite critical of the local authorities when necessary, and that he has not ruled out a political motive for its closure.
The stations' owner said that his media outlets have criticized authorities and have given the public a space to express itself.
The closure is the result of a 2011 court decision to cancel Telesangay’s contract, a decision that had political undertones.
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The telecast interrupted Ecuavisa's news programme and was aimed at discrediting interviewer Gabriela Baer and a report by the Simón Bolivar Andean University.
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In a letter to the President of the National Assembly, Fernando Cordero Cueva, the Committee to Protect Journalists expresses its concern about a new communications bill that includes new restrictions that could limit the rights of citizens to inform and be informed.
President Rafael Correa made the statements in relation to a recent meeting between a government delegation, led by Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Patiño, and members of the IACHR, to talk about the sentence against the newspaper "El Universo".
The authors’ attorney that the trial will continue because no legal procedure exists as a possible way to end a civil trial. "What the court has done is request that, if the process is to come to an end, that it is done according to the law".
Orlando Pérez, editor-in-chief and feature writer of the state newspaper "El Telégrafo", reported in his column that he has received several email death threats because of critical comments he made against the right wing political sector.
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The Minister of the Interior warned he may initiate legal proceedings against Teleamazonas TV station if it does not present evidence of information, allegedly voiced during its news program, stating that the police had used teargas bombs during the marches that took place in Quito.