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Stories about Ecuador

13 March 2018

Societal Attitudes Are the Primary Threat Against Sexual and Gender Minorities in Ecuador

“We are about to celebrate 20 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality, but we must decriminalize homosexuality in people’s minds and hearts..."

7 March 2018

Ecuador's Judicial System Leaves Crimes of Torture Against the LGBTQ Community Unpunished

The legal context that seeks justice for "de-homosexualization clinics" is insufficient in combating the impunity that protects those responsible for facilitating the existence of these centers of forced confinement.

19 February 2018

20 Years After the Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Ecuador, the LGBTI Community Continues to Be Punished

In the first part of this series, we gather testimonies that show how the forced confinement of LGBTI people contradicts recent legal evolutions that affirm citizens' rights.

14 February 2018

How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling

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"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media." 

8 February 2018

Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data


What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

22 July 2017

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

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In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.

30 June 2017

Peruvian Sportscaster's Racist Comments Trigger Outrage Across Two Countries

"The media has a great responsibility in society, to not repeat stereotypes, not amplify them, and not to replicate racist actions."

22 May 2017

A Photographer Shines Light on the Abuse Women Suffer at Illegal ‘Conversion Therapy’ Clinics in Ecuador

"My first thought was that it could be me held there and told that, as a gay woman, I needed to change."

5 April 2017

Netizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador


LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.

Protests and Fraud Allegations Follow Ecuador's Presidential Election

"Dividing the country into two irreconciliable parts with a 50% split : Rafael Correa Delgado's greatest achievement."

4 April 2017

Ecuadorian Elections Marked by Website Outages, Twitter Suspensions


Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.

25 November 2016

Independent Report Offers Troubling Findings on Digital Rights in Ecuador


Ecuadorean digital platforms Mil Hojas and Usuarios Digitales present an alternative report to UN Human Rights Council as part of Universal Periodic Review on human rights.

6 October 2016

Why Is Indigenous Singer Delfín Quishpe Such a Polarizing Figure in Latin America?

"Why should I worry about what people say? Everyone has their culture."

21 September 2016

Theatre Helps Heal Wounds After Ecuador's Devastating Earthquake

Ecuadorians have found a way to heal from the damage caused by the strongest earthquake in the country's history: art, laughter, and solidarity.

10 June 2016

Researchers Around the World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

“The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever.”

7 June 2016

Come Along on a Canoe Ride Through the Amazon With Young Sarayaku Footballers

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Every week, Sarayaku youth must travel six hours along the Bobonanza River in Ecuadorian Amazon for a football match. Sarayaku fillmaker Eriberto Gualinga takes you along for the ride.

19 May 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Pakistan.

14 May 2016

Why Twitter Users in Quito Can't Stop Talking About Orange Juice

"Buy orange juice from the young guy on the corner and then medicine at the neighbourhood pharmacy, reactivate the economy, everyone's happy."

26 April 2016

Ecuadorians Come Together Online to Help Those Affected by the Earthquake

"Citizens have taken charge of all the organizing and the collaboration, there was no need for Rafael Correa in this country."

17 April 2016

Ecuadorians Turn to Social Media as Powerful Earthquake Rattles the Country's Coast

"Some of my students there are in shock, they have no strength, they can't even speak [...] They say Pedernales is destroyed."

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