Posted On 10 Apr 2014
Communication Superintendent , Carlos Ochoa, announced yesterday in Quito that the case of Diario EXTRA was referred to the Comptroller, to start a coercive trial in the collection of the fine of the 10% of three months turnover that was imposed for refusing to rectify two headlines that the institution considered “inconsistent” with the news.
In another space, at the program `A primera hora´, transmitted by Majestad Radio, the controversy surrounding the application of the Communication law was also discussed. The debate was attended by Juan Manuel Yépez, General Editor of Diario EXTRA; Hernán Reyes, from the Regulation and Information Development Council (Cordicom); Luis Verdesoto, a political analyst; and Pamela Troya, representative of the diversity network Collective, Lgbti.
Reyes defended the sanctions imposed to EXTRA and the journalist Alfredo Pinoargote. He said that they were based on technic-legal reports.
Verdesoto requested, in the discussion, to also make an analysis of the weekly address and other media; and Troya referred to the expressions used by the presenter of Ecuavisa, Alfredo Pinoargote, who already apologized yesterday.
“I apologise to the Afro-Ecuadorian people and the different sexual orientation collectivity by saying in this space, on January 7, 2014, that it cannot be said what the Ocles Assembly memeber in her complaint sais that cannot be said,” Pinargote said.