Today, May 3, the World Press Day is celebrated, which was proclaimed by the Assembly of the United Nations.
Ecuadorian journalists commemorate today for the first time in the country, the World Day of Press Freedom, this, despite being exposed and under supervision of the Council of Regulation (Cordicom) and the Superintendency of Communication (Supercom), organisms created as a result of the Communication Law.
A report from Fundamedios states that between 2008 and 2014 in Ecuador were 367 ‘attacks’ on journalists: 32 to media, 62 to cameramen and photographers, 32 to public figures and 28 to citizens.
The Vice-president of the National Union of Journalists (UNP), Guadalupe Fierro, said that although Ecuador lives a ‘setback’ from the law, ‘we receive this day with the decision of defending a right that is a pillar of democracy : freedom of expression and press.’
After eleven months of validity of the Communication Law, Fourteen media have been sanctioned by the Supercom.