There is restriction to freedom of expression in Ecuador according to report of HR
An annual report of Human Rights, presented yesterday by the Secretary of State, John Kerry, United States denounced the restrictions of freedom of expression in Venezuela and Ecuador in 2013.
The Venezuelan and Ecuadorian government “continues to take action to prevent freedom of expression and restrict the press,” notes the annual report on Human Rights of the State Department.
Referring to the government of President Rafael Correa mentions that used “defamation laws and administrative regulations to stifle press freedom and limiting freedom of assembly, especially against indigenous communities protesting against laws affecting their lands.”
Also in opinion of the United States, Ecuador acted to punish security officers or employees incurred in human rights violations, but the “political influence and an inefficient judicial system have resulted in impunity in some cases.”