The Council for the Regulation and Development of Information and Communication (Cordicom for its Spanish acronym) asked the media in a statement to put more attention to give a better treatment to the news of the detainees on the events of September 17.
The entity indicates that the news coverage of this topic by several media “could mislead the public and distort the comprehensive understanding of the facts.”
It also states that “publications that have no balance with the narrated events and with the discharges criteria were issued by certain media.”
The Cordicom recalls that Article 71 of the Communications Law states “that social communication is a public service that should be provided with quality and responsibility to guarantee the right to communicate” and ask the media to fulfill ethical standards for the practice of journalism.
The National Communications Secretary, Fernando Alvarado, after knowing this news, said through his Twitter account that “especially Ecuavisa” should, according to him, study their noncompliance with the communication law.