On Wednesday, July 17, the Ecuadorian government said it was not considering taking any legal actions against the U.S. network Univision, despite the controversy that arose after the publication of a newspaper article by the official agency Andes news entitled “Ecuador analyses a plan of action against Univision for its publiication which clearly is an espionage against the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.”
Following the publication of the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, he said he “never mentioned that they are looking for specific legal actions against Univision.”
In turn, the Ecuadorian agency said “Andes never referred to any type of legal actions,” although he did indicated that the government of Ecuador is considering actions against Univision for allegedly spying on emails of Correa and other regime officials.
For his part, Daniel Coronell, vice president and news director of Univision, told The Associated Press that he celebrated the “precision of Patino he requested the chancellor due to a misinterpretation of his statements in Ecuador. Univision will continue to work to deliver the best information to their viewers and digital users, always within the framework of the law.”
Finally, Coronell said: “We will continue to honour the protection of the source, the main and universal principle of journalism.“