The Secretary of Content of the General Secretary of Communication of the Presidency, Oscar Montero, rejected the night of this Tuesday, through a statement, that the Government had to do with the closure of the Ecuadorinmediato digital portal.
This after the media published in their social networks that had been closed “by order of the Presidency of the Republic.”
“We denounce to the world that in the last hours we suffered the virtual closure and closure of our main means of communication, hosted on the website: www.ecuadorinmediato.com“, is mentioned in the Facebook account of the medium.
They added that on April 1, the iWeb server system that hosts their information system, located in Canada, received a complaint from the Presidency, against the media, alleging alleged violations of copyright on photographs and news belonging to their property.
They indicated that “in a legal attitude and respectful of international standards of communication and digital journalism, Ecuador immediately responded to all the alerts and complied with all of iWeb’s requirements”, however, they pointed out that the server “responding to the pressures of the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador “, he took them off the air.
Given this, Montero said that the government has not proceeded to censor them “because that is not their role.”
In the Ecuadorian statement it is stated that the server succumbed to the pressures of the Presidency of the Republic of Ecuador: this is totally false since the National Government has neither the power nor the ability to close accounts and, even less, digital portals “, Oscar Montero, Secretary of Content of the General Secretary of Communication of the Presidency.
He also mentioned that they work to strengthen freedom of expression, proof of which are the numerous digital media that expose their criteria, “even in a way that violates all the rules of journalism.” (I)