The next two weeks will be critical for the project of the media bill, criticized by the opposition and a sector of the public opinion. The president of the Ecuadorian Assembly, Fernando Cordero, announced that until the first week of April the final document of the bill would be subjected to voting.
Cordero expects that this week the Occasional Commission of Communication adjust the contents of the bill. Since February the bill has been in a ‘socialization’ phase, in this stage there has been a forums and interviews, as well as questionings of the controversial themes inside the bill.
Meanwhile the opposition maintains that the project of the communication bill has conceptual flaws that cannot be solved in last minute changes. Assemblymen Cesar Montufar stated that the bill should be filed, and that it’s not possible to vote for articles or chapters of the report that exclude some of the more controversial matters. (AV)