By not rectifying information concerning two of its publications, the Superintendency of information fined Extra with 10% of the average turnover of the last three months, according to a decision released this Tuesday, March 25.
The reference cases are news related to citizen Kléber V., as well as the headlines about the traffic accident where the Rector of the Polytechnic School of Chimborazo and Rosemary Rodriguez (an official of the Center) died.
Juan Manuel Yépez, General Editor of Extra, mentions that the resolution of the Superintendent Carlos Ochoa “did not meet due process” and the news had been rectified. However, the Supercom ensures that such a procedure, related to a letter sent to people mentioned in this story, occurred outside the 72 hours stablished by the Act of communication.
In the Espoch case, the Extra defense claimed that they were unable to rectify such front pages because they never received a letter from the affected people.