Principal media companies in the country rejected the new Law. National newspapers El Universo, El Comercio and Expreso, agreed that the Law contains rules that threaten freedom of opinion and information.
El Expreso Newspaper, from Guayaquil, said the new regulation was approved without discussion or debate and that two bodies will monitored and sanctioned the media.
El Universo, also from Guayaquil, sates today in its editorial: “The text of the Communications Law, that was just adopted, contains regulations, penalties and procedures that clearly restrict the exercise of the right to speak and think freely and, consequently, the one from the citizens who receive these expressions or opinions, but are incompatible with international legal standards. ”
Meanwhile, El Comercio, of Quito, said that Alianza País and its allies yesterday approved and celebrated a communication law in an hour, without debate and on the basis of a document with last minute changes and that the Act contains rules that put in risk the freedom to comment and inform.
It is not the first time the State assumes a role as he has done today, and the commitment with freedom is a permanent task for all, reported the media.