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8/31/09 – Ecuadoran TV station threatened with closure denies breaking law

“Ecuadoran TV station threatened with closure denies breaking law
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, August 31, 2009

“The opposition TV station Teleamazonas has denied it violated the law by broadcasting a secretly recorded conversation between President Rafael Correa and several public officials. In his weekly address, the leader said he would formally ask to close the station for airing the tape, Dow Jones reports. In three months the channel has faced three legal sanctions. The president’s complaint would be the fourth strike and would definitively take Teleamazonas off the air, El Comercio explains.”
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#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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