The Commission of Collective Rights of the National Assembly, which analyzes the reforms to the Organic Law of Communication (LOC), approved this Wednesday, July 25, the repeal of the figure of media lynching and the Superintendence of Communication (Supercom) within the report for the first debate.
The reform text, which included these proposals, was sent by the President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno.
Jorge Corozo, president of this legislative board, pointed out that “the media lynching, you have been victims of, we have worked, debated and repealed the law”, Corozo also confirmed that within the commission it was also accepted that the Superintendence of Communication (Supercom), an entity that has been subject to criticism from the political opposition and which has qualified it as an “inquisitorial” tool
Assemblyman José Chalá, who is a member of the commission, mentioned a few days ago that it was necessary that “the issues critics such as SUPERCOM, media lynching, be treated without political passion and thinking of all the actors that are part of the communication system.
On her side, Assemblywoman Wilma Andrade to make their observations on the Law. During her speech, Andrade stated that communication is a universal right and cannot be compared to a public service.
“It was a mechanism created to maintain control over the media, “she said. In addition, pointed out that the Communication Law must maintain restrictions on media monopolies, the right to reply, rectification, better conditions for journalists, universal access to ICTs and defend content with social responsibility.
On the other hand, The Transitional Participation Council appointed Édison Toro as Superintendent of Communications to replace Carlos Ochoa, who was dismissed and censored in March by the National Assembly. (I)