The Argentine journalist will be the driver of Derechos Reservados (Reserved Rights), a dialogue with characters from the national communication on different axes. An interview space where journalists can count, from their perceptions, the experiences that they live in the office, is part of the theme of the new program Derechos Reservados, of Ecuador TV, which will be hosted by the journalist Carlos Montero.
The axes refer to communication processes at present. “It will be an opportunity to discuss the Organic Law of Communication (LOC), what it is to be a militant journalist, the proper use of social networks in the profession and the role of public television,” Montero said about the 13 programs that will be format, and that will be released in Ecuador TV, next August 19.
Montero’s international perspective will be an advantage when talking with local journalists. “I came for an invitation, they needed a journalist from abroad, who was not in the polarization environment,” he said.
Montero, from Argentina, worked 20 years on the CNN network in Spanish, and also on other channels in the United States, and in his country. He has won 5 Emmy awards. That gave him a global vision of journalism in the Latin American region.
“It’s a journalism program about journalism. Talk to those of us who do this profession, and review what happens to us ” For this reason, he pointed out the situation that was experienced in Ecuador, Argentina, Venezuela and Bolivia, where the media “avoided different obstacles”. And in that tension, many journalists “got soiled by that polarization.”
In this way, the program will have the style of a “frank and direct conversation” to deal with those topics on the small screen. Topics of the interviews Montero announced that he will conduct the interviews, in a neutral way, with the current issues.
There will be different points of view on a particular topic, such as militant journalism. “That is controversial, for example, in Argentina, opponents called militant journalists who defended the Kirchners.
But when the government of Macri arrived, the journalists who were militants, have become opponents, and those who made opposition, see them as militants, “said Montero. The digital world will be an important part of the program, since it will include the viewer’s participation in social networks with their comments.
Montero expressed his gratitude for being in Reserved Rights. “It’s a project that gives me great pride to work in Ecuador, highlights the greatest capital that a journalist has, which is their credibility.”
Among the invited journalists are Tania Tinoco, Janet Hinostroza, Maria Josefa Coronel, Xavier Bonilla (Bonil) and Fernando Larenas, among others.
The program lasts one hour and will leave once a week on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. The official presentation of the production was made on Friday in the matrix of the Public Media in Quito. For Martha Moncayo, general manager of Public Media, with the premiere of Rights Reserved, “the first step that comes on the grid of the public channel takes place”.
She explained that it includes programs of culture, history, and an important space for communication. Derechos Reservados is an original idea of V & C Comunicaciones, in co-production with the firm Levleb. Veiky Valdez, president of Levleb, said that the project’s commitment is “to generate quality products, and export them”.
Marianella Valdez, director of content and manager of the original idea, said the program is part of the values of press freedom. “We look for transparency, and I like to see a different reality, they are professionals talking about journalism that is important”. (I)