In Ecuador, a Social Media Workaround Mar26


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In Ecuador, a Social Media Workaround

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For three years, Ecuadorean journalist Lindon Sanmartín Rodriguez and his brother Pablo hosted a freewheeling talk radio show that analyzed the economy, wrestled with religious issues, and criticized the government of President Rafael Correa. They called it Digálo con Libertad, meaning Say it with Freedom.

But in late 2010, the Sanmartín brothers were suddenly no longer allowed to say much of anything with freedom. Radio Satélital, the privately owned radio station they worked for in their hometown of Loja, canceled their show without explanation—another apparent victim of the anti-press policies of President Rafael Correa.

Read the full story on Columbia Journalism Review’s website.

Emily Judem is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached on Twitter (@ejudem).