Ecuador: Number of complaints lodged by govt against media, journalists increases in 2015

Posted on January 14, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Politics

Ecuador : Number of complaints/attacks on journalists/media increases in 2015. reported during 2015 377 Correa government’s actions were recorded against journalists and media, 123 more than in 2014
The government of Rafael Correa increased the attacks on freedom of expression in 2015, making the Andean Foundation for Social and Media Studies Remark (Fundamedios) consideraa last year was “the worst” for freedom of expression Ecuador.
In 2015 there were 377 government actions against journalists and media, 123 more than recorded in 2014, which accounted for 254. There were 34 “physical aggression”, some as a result of the repression during the protests in recent months and persecution of bloggers and even tweeters and censorship of Internet content through the Spanish company Ares Rights. Fundamedios keeps track of assaults since 2008. With respect to 2015, states that the imposition of content including disqualifying chains replicas and is the second largest assault, with 57 cases.


Correa, who came to power on January 15, 2007, never hid his desire to control the media. One of their strategies was to delegitimize the work of journalists. Saturday after Saturday, the television program “link citizen”, which reports its weekly working time, the president repeated the mantra: “corrupt press, corrupt press.” I
The Communication Act of Ecuador is considered by the Inter-American Press Society (SIP) as the “most restrictive of the Hemisphere.” For the executive director of the Association of Newspaper Publishers, Diego Cornejo, “it is a legal body which aims to make the right to communicate on a subject to administrative controls of the State public service. A law that promotes censorship and self-censorship, which has created a virtual special court, the Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom). ” Read Article

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