Ecuador Fundamedios Media Watchdog's Impending Closure Creates International Backlash Over Free Speech

Ecuador is drawing condemnation from human rights and free-speech advocacy groups around the world for its decision this month to initiate the closure of Fundamedios, the South American country’s last remaining independent media watchdog. But so far, the government of President Rafael Correa is not backing down. While its latest move against Fundamedios marks a harsh blow to Ecuador’s media landscape, it also caps off a larger crackdown on hundreds of news outlets that has...

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