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Outgoing President Rafael Correa (L) raises new President Lenin Moreno's hand at the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador, 24 May 2017, during Moreno's inauguration ceremony

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The U-turn: Ecuador's shifting landscape for press freedom

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

The administration of President Lenín Moreno has dramatically diverged from that of his predecessor, Rafael Correa, who was severely critical of the Ecuadoran press and passed one of the most restrictive media laws in the region. Nonetheless, journalists say they will be wary until Moreno fulfills his promises to scale back the Communications Law and scrap the regulator that enforced it.

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