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Ecuadorian journalist Virginia Suárez receives death threats

Journalist Virginia Suárez told CPJ via messaging app that she received a threatening message on the Facebook page of the digital outlet she works for she was reporting from a local cemetery.

Former president Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz speaks during a press conference while on house arrest in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 29 September 2020, JOSE SANCHEZ LINDAO/AFP via Getty Images

Former Ecuadorian president threatens, files suit against journalist Dayanna Monroy

Former President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz posted a video to his personal Facebook account in which he complained about Monroy’s coverage of alleged criminality involving himself and his family, and uttered a threat against her.

Ecuadorean soldiers check persons and vehicles near the Colombian border in Santa Cecilia, Nueva Loja, Sucumbios, 5 March 2008, RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

Journalist Marilú Capa shot, severely injured in Ecuador

Ecuadorian authorities must do everything in their power to conduct a credible investigation into the attack on the journalist and determine whether she was targeted for her work, said CPJ.