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Rise of an Elected Autocrat

Ecuadorian television host and investigative reporter Janet Hinostroza details the crackdown on independent media in Ecuador under the rule of President Rafael Correa. More than 20 media companies have been forcibly shuttered for their critical views of his government, and Hinostroza herself lost her job for reporting on a corrupt loan deal involving Correa’s cousin. She highlights the hypocrisy of Correa—who offered international whistleblowers refuge, while simultaneously passing laws prohibiting the dissemination of classified information by members of the Ecuadorean press. Hinostroza urges us to spread awareness of the threats against press freedom in Latin America.

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