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Reporters Without Borders asks Ecuador's president to stop attacks on the press




Reporters Without Borders sent a letter to President Rafael Correa of Ecuador expressing their concern over his hostile attitude and actions against the press in the Andean country. "The watchdog role played by the media, or NGOs, does not necessarily mean that they are your 'enemy,'" the letter ends, signed by Jean-François Julliard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.

The letter also requests that the Ecuadorean government address several facets of its media policy and the proposed communications law that would create a state media oligopoly and regulate the awarding and confiscation of radio and television broadcasting rights, and to cease making offensive statements about the press.



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