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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Ecuador president blasts news media during speech at Columbia University in New York

More coverage of Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s visit to the United States. This article includes video from the President’s speech:

In Correa’s speech, ironically titled “Vulnerable Societies: Media and Democracy in Latin America” given that his administration has routinely sued and attacked the news media, the Ecuadoran president accused journalists of lying, saying the press has a “lack of love for the truth,” according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Such anti-press rhetoric is nothing new for Correa, who in the past has referred to journalists as “ink assassins.”

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