The National Secretariat of Communication (Secom, for its Spanish acronym), will ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate the newspaper La Hora, from Manabi, for publishing photographs of the Taromenane community, which the organism considers a violation of their human rights and also promote racial hatred between nationalities.
According to official information, published on the Government website, photographs published by La Hora in its edition of Thursday, April 4, shows “morbid, degrading and inappropriate” images of the members of of the Taromenane people, and the dissemination of these might incite hatred and violence.
In addition, the photographs do not contribute to the understanding of what happened on March 29, when indigenous from the Huaorani tribe torched a hut of the Taromenane in retaliation for the death of Ampore Omeway and Buganei Cayga, by members of the Hauo town.
Before this fact, Secom urged to act with prudence and pay respect to the people involved in this conflictive situation, also requested that the organizations that defend human rights request the media a public apology for the “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment that it has given to the victims and their families”.
The photos were published by some media. Here is the link