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Ecuador: recent unrest highlights need for press freedom, accurate reporting – UN expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Ecuador to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and freedom of press in the wake of the recent violence that erupted in the capital, Quito.

Ecuador: UN chief expresses deep concern at civil unrest

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern at today’s developments in Ecuador, where the President has been hurt during protests and some members of the police and military forces have reportedly been insubordinate.

UN expert urges Ecuador to address impunity for rising number of murders

An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Government of Ecuador to tackle the high level of impunity for killings in the South American nation, which is compounded by allegations of corruption at many levels.