Ecuador: La Hora newspaper ordered by court to publish apology to government for article

Posted on November 14, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

According to, Vivanco said the newspaper has not committed any fault, and was even willing to go to jail, however in today’s edition will be published apology to the Government, as reported Ecuavisa channel. In the morning, Vivanco said “this is the beginning of the end of the press in Ecuador because it creates a law and says so explicitly that judgment.” The judge ordered Alban La Hora newspaper that expresses the Government public apology for publishing a month ago, an article about spending on advertising titled Regime, 71 million in advertising, containing data from the Citizen Participation Corporation. The Government believes that the news is “inaccurate” Also ordered to be published under the title “Judicial Rectification” the letter sent by the National Secretary of Public Administration, Oscar Alejandro Pico.
According to the newspaper’s legal counsel, if the media does not satisfy the judgment, criminal proceedings would be initiated against him for contempt. Read Article

The rectification will be done with the same layout and equal characters and spaces in the same edition of the publication of 10 October.


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