Committee to Protect Journalists – Ecuador interrupts news show to air official rebuttals
Date: Feb 3, 2011
A post on the Ecuadorian government and media:
Ecuadoran authorities interrupted a news program critical of the Ecuadoran government on Monday to air an official rebuttal, a practice that has become standard in the administration of President Rafael Correa, according to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists. CPJ calls on Ecuadoran authorities to stop this practice, which has a chilling effect on public discourse.