During a meeting with the foreign press, the president Rafael Correa, minimized and ironized about the presentation of the report made by Human Rights Watch (HRW,) which mentions that the new communications law restricts press freedom.
The report mentions that the law contains “imprecise provisions and regulates broadcast and print media in a way that bans press freedom.
In response, Correa ironically mentioned that it must say “enough to so many idols with clay feet.” Also said that the HRW is free to question the actions of the Government, but “here they will find always an answer.”
The HRW noted in the chapter on Ecuador, about the situation of freedom of expression, and indicates that the communications law contains imprecise provisions which allow arbitrary criminal prosecutions and acts of censorship.
The president reiterated that the Ecuadorian people was the one who approved at the polls the need for a communications law to regulate media powers.