· August, 2011

Stories about Ecuador from August, 2011

Ecuador: Journalist Sentenced to Prison for Defamation Flees Country

  29 August 2011

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas Blog reports that Emilio Palacio, a journalist from newspaper El Universo “sued for criticizing President Rafael Correa, arrived in the United States Wednesday, Aug. 24″. The post adds: “Meanwhile, the newspaper El Universo published a letter directed at President Correa asking him to stop the legal...

Ecuador: President Correa's Tumultuous Relationship With the Media

  16 August 2011

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa recently won a libel case against newspaper El Universo, for an article in which journalist Emilio Palacio gives an account of Correa's actions during the September 30, 2010 police uprising. The ruling has caused a greater breach between Correa and the press, raising concerns about freedom of expression in Ecuador.

Ecuador: President Rafael Correa Tweets From @MashiRafael

  1 August 2011

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has joined the ranks of Latin American presidents on Twitter. Latin America News Dispatch reports: “The account is named @MashiRafael, which means “Comrade Rafael” in the indigenous language of quichua, the president explained. The account remains unverified, but it was announced by Ecuador’s Office of the...