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Download and publish our free-to-use adverts highlighting the plight of journalists in Ecuador, China and Ethiopia. Please credit WAN-IFRA in all use.


In an unprecedented effort to intimidate his country’s independent press, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has filed multi-million dollar lawsuits against journalists and newspapers in numerous libel cases. Every week, he publicly insults and threatens critical professionals on live TV. His government’s most recent move was the passing of one of the continent’s most restrictive media laws.

211 journalists were behind bars in 2013. With an estimated 32 journalists currently in jail, China continues to deny its citizens access to a free press.


Journalists worldwide are increasingly prosecuted under terrorism-related legislation. In Ethiopia, at least seven journalists are currently incarcerated under terrorism laws.



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Andrew Heslop


2014-04-27 17:02

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