Reporters Without Borders call on Ecuador to respect investigate reporting

Reporters Without Borders urges Ecuador to uphold investigative reporting and condemns President’s aggressive remarks towards La Posta. Journalists targeted after publishing exposé on corruption, facing personal information exposed online.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a statement requiring the Ecuadorean government to respect investigate reporting by journalists, and condemned the country’s president’s ‘violent diatribes’ against the independent news website La Posta.

A series of attacks against journalists were triggered by La Posta‘s 9 January publication of an investigative report titled The Big Godfather about a corrupt network. La Posta’s journalists had their personal data and photos of their loved ones being posted on websites and anonymous social media accounts in the days following the publication of their first reports with information compromising for the government.