The superintendent of Communication, Carlos Ochoa, said the SuperCom discusses possible reforms to the Communications Law to allow more proportionate to the offense sanctions, but for now there is no deadline for debate in the Assembly.
According to El Tiempo from Cuenca, Ochoa values the intention of the Ecuador media of fulfill the law, although “there are certain media who want to persist in it.”
For the jurist Romel Jurado, co-author of the Law the reforms seek that “grave breaches have more severe sanctions and penalties that had no sanction you are penalized”.
The superintendent Ochoa believes that the process should go hand in hand with the professionalization of media workers, by the Council for the Regulation and Development Information, Cordicom.
The latter body advances in the formation of the sector reforms and prepares so that communicators without advanced degree can enter university with an academic advantage, considering its experience.
The inclusion of measures to control social networks was ruled out into possible reforms to the law, because the topic, according Jurado, is the responsibility of criminal justice.