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Ecuador’s media express fear over freedom of speech – Al Jazeera

Ecuador’s government must not start regulating private media and social networks, journalists and press watchdogs warned, after its National Assembly voted to constitutionally define communications as a public service. President Rafael Correa’s party, Alianza Pais, enjoys a two-thirds majority in the assembly. It voted on Thursday to lift presidential term limits, prompting violent street protests and a boycott by some members of the opposition. Correa is seen by critics as being increasingly adversarial against some of Ecuador’s journalists who allege harassment through defamation lawsuits and frequent verbal attacks thick with rhetoric. Read more>>

Ecuador political news

Ecuador’s government must not start regulating private media and social networks, journalists and press watchdogs warned, after its National Assembly voted to constitutionally define communications as a public service. President Rafael Correa’s party, Alianza Pais, enjoys a two-thirds majority in the assembly. It voted on Thursday to lift presidential term limits, prompting violent street protests and a boycott by some members of the opposition. Correa is seen by critics as being increasingly adversarial against some of Ecuador’s journalists who allege harassment through defamation lawsuits and frequent verbal attacks thick with rhetoric. Read more>>

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