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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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