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Al Jazeera – President vs the media in Ecuador

Al Jazeera reports on freedom of speech issues in Ecuador. A discussion of this and other videos are available on Al Jazeera’s website at the link below:

Before Correa came to power, the state controlled only one radio station. However, in 2008 a number of media outlets were seized, including two television stations. According to Fundamedios, an Ecuadorian free media advocacy group, the government uses these stations as “tools for political communication” although they are officially considered private media.

A number of the state’s critics have been taken to court, charged with criminal and civil defamation by the president and his allies. Correa insists he is battling a small group of irresponsible journalists bent on taking down his “revolutionary government” while critics say court cases are generating a culture of self-censorship. According to Fundamedios, there have been close to 400 violations of the media’s freedom of expression since January 2008.

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Members of indigenous communities in the Amazon in Ecuador would like to know: What happened to the more than $20M reportedly raised on their behalf by now-disbarred NY lawyer Steven Donziger? #FollowtheMoney
#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:

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