Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Bolivia, Ecuador protests challenge media
By  • 7 November 2019
From Chile to Haiti, massive anti-government protests have spiraled across Latin America in recent weeks. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what's fueling discontent in Bolivia and Ecuador - and how the…
Correa critic barred entry to Ecuador
By  • 17 March 2017
"There has to be an end to an era of silencing people and impeding them from going to the streets to discuss the problems with the government." Manuela Picq was detained in Ecuador's Ministry of Interior…
Ecuador election tests Correa legacy
By  • 16 March 2017
A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash…
Ecuadorean press group faces closure
By  • 14 September 2015
A press freedom group in Ecuador that has criticized restrictions on the media by President Rafael Correa's government may be closed after a government agency accused it of being "political." Fundamedios, Ecuador’s sole independent press…
Ecuador cartoonist hit by Correa's crackdown
By , • 20 February 2015
"If I censor myself, I would not be a cartoonist anymore. A cartoonist cannot censor himself." If there’s a face of Ecuador’s widening efforts to censor the press, it’s cartoonist Xavier Bonilla. Known by his…
Ecuador press freedom in rapid decline
By  • 19 February 2015
  Many people know Ecuador as the home of calm and picturesque sights, from the Galapagos Islands and lush Amazonian rain forest to soaring Andean peaks. But the media environment in Ecuador is not so…
Ecuador's 'gag law' stifles independent press
By  • 5 January 2015
2013 legislation led to media fines, newspaper closures When it comes to his feelings about critical journalists, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa doesn’t mince words. In August, during his regular Saturday address, Correa called exiled journalist…
Ecuador newspaper closes, blaming government pressure
By  • 2 July 2014
The Quito-based arm of the Ecuadoran daily newspaper Hoy has announced it will shutter its presses, blaming government censorship. In an editorial published in its final print edition June 29, Hoy singled out the Ecuadorian…
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