The Council for the Regulation and Development of Information and Communication (Cordicom for its Spanish acronym) responded to Catalina Botero, Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, who belongs to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
The Colombian official said that Ecuador has the most restrictive legal framework of freedom of expression due to the Communications Act in an interview with the newspaper El Pais from Spain.
Through a press statement of Cordicom, Patricio Barriga, President of the organization, responded to the statements of the outgoing Rapporteur.
“The allegations contained in the interview can be interpreted as hasty and in complete ignorance of the Communications Act or as a presumptively political action, with bad faith and different from the defense of human rights,” says the response letter.
For Barriga, Catalina Botero unknows the law in-depth or acts for political assumptions, bad faith and in a different way from the defense of Human Rights.