Posted On 11 Apr 2017
Seven media face a claim filed by the Superintendency of Communication (Supercom) for not replicating a publication of the Argentine newspaper Pagina 12 on an alleged ‘enrichment’ of the presidential hopeful of the CREO party, Guillermo Lasso, through “49 offshore companies.”
The complaint was filed on March 27 by the Citizen Observatory, which demanded a communication of quality. According to the regulations, the Supercom had 90 days to qualify and admit the file, but it convened hearings just after 10 days.
This group accuses these media of engaging in a supposed “prior censorship,” sanctioned by the Law with a fine of 10 unified basic salaries.
Dailies El Comercio, La Hora, El Universo, Expreso, and TV networks Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas and Televicentro shall appear in court.