Ecuador: Newspaper claims shuttered paper version due to clampdown on freedoms

Posted on July 10, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported Quito says financial issues behind Hoy shutdown but director blames clampdown on freedoms
The controversy surrounding the closure of a leading Ecuadorean newspaper became a matter of international debate this week after the country’s Communications Secretariat issued a statement in which it questioned the reasons behind the shutdown. The communiqué was forwarded by Ecuadorean embassies to media around the world. Hoy’s closure was announced at the end of June by director Jaime Mantilla Anderson, who attributed the shutdown to pressure from the government of President Rafael Correa and to limits imposed by a new media law. He said that the daily paper would only be printed on weekends and referred readers to Hoy’s online edition. Read Article


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