Are Ecuador’s new anti-private media laws a breach of freedom of speech or a needed measure of equality?

Posted on September 2, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador reported Some maintain that regardless of the motive, President Rafael Correa’s new media mandates – including daily self-presented broadcasts on the achievements and progress of the Correa government – equate to old-fashioned censorship.

“Like it or not, Rafael Correa is a phenomenon in the field of communication. He succeeded in permeating the national consciousness. If he wasn’t charismatic, didactic, he may have bored everyone and it wouldn’t have worked. It has happened with leaders before. The only problem is that in this system, the strategy relies too heavily on him and no one else,” says Orlando Perez, editor-in-chief at El Telegrafo. Read Article


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