Media watchdogs condemn Ecuador libel ruling

Posted on July 24, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Crime, Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Politics, Social Issues

Media watchdogs around the world have denounced an Ecuadorian court decision to send four journalists to prison and impose a $40m fine for libel against President Rafael Correa. Correa pledged not to keep “one cent” of the libel award against the El Universo, a daily newspaper, after a judge convicted senior newspaper managers Carlos, Cesar and Nicolas Perez and Emilio Palacio, former editorial page editor. Read Article

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