Ecuador

15 million people
4,200 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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Ecuador has began the process of dissolving the country’s largest teachers union, Union Nacional de Educadores (UNE). 

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Editor, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press

Litigation seeking crippling financial damages from media outlets may be unusual in the United States, but such campaigns are all too common in the world’s less free media environments.

Ecuador's 16 new constitutional amendments violate democratic principles, removing term limits for government officials and undermining freedom of expression. 

In response to Ecuador’s Secretary of Communications (SECOM) order to close the non-governmental organization Fundamedios, Freedom House issued the following statement:

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