Ecuador Minister denies accusations by NGO on threats on freedom of speech

Posted on March 18, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Politics reported in a firm address, Patricio Barriga, representative of Ecuador in the hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States, denied with objective evidence the accusations by the non-governmental organization Fundamedios and by the Ecuadorian Association of Newspaper Editors (AEDEP, Spanish acronym) the alleged threats to the freedom of speech. Barriga emphasized that the Constitution of Ecuador, as a supreme law, assures the right to the freedom of information, speech and opinion, which the state ensures. Evidence of this can be found in the thousands of editorials, reports, briefings, comments on social networks and other communication platforms that have been published and continue to be created, with a basis of absolute respect for the state and its institutions. “However we can’t speak for the other media agencies,” he said. Read Article

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