April 25, 2017

Ecuador fines 7 news outlets for not publishing story about presidential contender

StaffRebel Columnist

Ecuador's media watchdog fined several news outlets $3,750 each for not publishing a story about alleged offshore bank accounts owned by recent presidential contender Guillermo Lasso.

According to UPI, the Superintendent of Information and Communication, or Supercom, said it fined newspapers El Comercio, La Hora, Expreso and El Universo, and television channels Televicentro, Teleamazonas and Ecuavisa for not publishing the story.

Originally, the story was published by the left-wing Página 12 Argentine newspaper.

Supercom head Carlos Ochoa Hernández said, “This information was omitted from the public, which was how censorship occurred.” He added the fine was in order to motivated the outlets “to improve their journalistic practices.”

Ecuador's communication law punishes “the deliberate and recurrent failure to disseminate issues of public interest” and considers it an act of censorship.

Some outlets claim that could not verify the original report and that was why they didn't run the story.

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commented 2017-04-26 09:51:32 -0400
I have heard of the CRTC, but, not in a positive way. Ron Joseph, I agree with your assessment.
commented 2017-04-26 01:40:27 -0400
CRTC——-Canadian, Radio and Television Commission
commented 2017-04-25 23:00:31 -0400
Tammy, we have that system in Canada; its called the CRTC. They are paid to monitor CTV and CBC for Fake news etc. , and fine them if they don’t follow their license requirements.
I have been saying for some time that they should fire the CRTC President as he runs a toothless organization.
commented 2017-04-25 18:17:18 -0400
can you imagine the fines turdo’s cbc would face for all the stories they refused to report or buried about all the terrorists attacks or rapes and criminal activities that turdo’s invaders commit every day in Europe and in Canada .I guess turdo would need to give them another billion of tax payer money , and lets not forget what the cbc is allowing turdo’s corrupt liberals to get away with and refusing to report on .
commented 2017-04-25 17:05:42 -0400
Maybe if we had a similar system of fining news outlets, there would be a more balanced and honest approach instead of what we have with msm.
commented 2017-04-25 14:39:11 -0400
So that’s like the CRIMEMINISTER of Canada , fining the REBEL for not reporting fake news
We may see that fine in other forms
commented 2017-04-25 13:32:31 -0400
Equality of the Press has long been a thing of the past in Canada.
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