Ecuador

Fausto Valdivieso

11 April 2013

The former employee of privately-owned TV stations Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas and TC Televisión, who worked as a freelance journalist and a PR consultant was killed by a gunman who shot him three times.

Valdivieso was killed as he got out of his car when his attacker came up to him and opened fire from close range. The victim was rushed to hospital but he died there. Media reports quoted relatives and friends of the journalist as saying that he had escaped an attempted murder the day before.