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AP – Ecuador’s Correa assails opposition media

The Associated Press writes about Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s moves to censor the press, including suing two journalists for $5 million each on defamation charges:

In the heat of a one-day police revolt over benefit cuts last September, President Rafael Correa’s government took the extraordinary step of ordering all TV channels to broadcast the signal of state-run television.

Correa survived the revolt — rescued from a besieged hospital by army commandos — but the government’s action fueled accusations that the president was showing a pattern of intolerance and even disdain for a critical press.

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