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27 January 2016
Don't let name confuse you: the Panama hat comes from Ecuador and its manual crafting is a tradition and source of pride among its rural manufacturers.
30 December 2015
The owner of a popular Ecuadorian TV station that went off the air after the seizure of equipment by the police says the action was motivated by the station's reporting.
22 December 2015
“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”
11 December 2015
10 December 2015
Netizen Report: Pro-Government Hackers and Constitutional Amendment Put Free Speech Under Fire in Ecuador
Facebook is back on in Bangladesh, Venezuela sees big changes (and Internet outages) on Election Day and Kazakhstan plans to spy on everyone.
16 November 2015
Although the evidence shows that he only applauded on that day, an Ecuadorian citizen was condemned to 18 months imprisonment for co-conspiracy in the attacks against Ecuador's state TV channel.
18 October 2015
Ecuador President Correa has declared a state of emergency after an active volcano erupted south of Quito. This allows the state to use relief funds, but also permits media censorship.
17 October 2015
The El Niño phenomenon has reached the South-American Pacific coast. Are the countries in the region prepared to minimize the damage this time? We check the status of disaster preparedness.
1 September 2015
The newspaper officially says his dismissal was the result of his ignoring “cordial requests” made several months earlier to “comply with the best practices in social networks guidelines.”
24 August 2015
"Hostility to journalists, the media and activists has increased in Ecuador, and attacks on freedom of expression are becoming more frequent."
4 August 2015
Pro-government propaganda, anti-opposition trolls, hashtag spamming, and widespread malware are all part of a politically-motivated social media spin campaign dating back to 2012.
22 July 2015
8 July 2015
Pope Francis' visit to Ecuador, coupled with anti-government protests, have temporarily delayed the president's mission to impose new taxes on inheritances and capital gains.
4 July 2015
While protests and counter-protests continue to be held in Ecuador ahead of Pope Francisco's visit, the very concept of democracy is under siege, writes one analyst.
30 June 2015
28 June 2015
Participants in recent protests in Ecuador accuse government of illegally signal jamming communication between protestors. Peer-to-peer apps may be the solution.
5 June 2015
Digital video direct from the Sarayaku territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon is helping to showcase the ongoing commitment to protect their lands from oil, gas, and mineral extraction.
1 June 2015
Silvia Viñas of Radio Ambulante narrates the strange case of President Correa vs. Crudo Ecuador, a Facebook page that published political memes.
20 May 2015
One Thousand and One Nights, a Turkish drama series, enjoys incredible success in the Mecca of soap operas: Latin America. But what questions does this success raise?