After extensive analysis, a group of unions requested the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) his view of the recently adopted Communication Act.
Those involved in the order are the Newspaper Publishers Association of Ecuador (Aedep), the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Andean Group of Freedom of Information (GALI), along with organizations in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, who wrote a letter to the authorities of the Commission.
The letter expressed their concern about the rules of the Communications Act, the figure of the media lynching, the creation of a Superintendent of Communication, the imposition of content, and the integration of the Regulatory Council.
With special attention it addressed the media lynching, mentioning that the law has the capacity to generate censorship. Criteria that coincides with the position of other organizations such as the National Union of Journalists (UNP) and the Forum of Journalists of Ecuador (FOPE).
Finally the criticism of the Council Regulation, as this would have “exclusive representation of public authorities and has no representatives of the public and the media.” Adding that this entity have regulations containing sanctions.
The letter was sent to Jose de Jesus Orozco and Emilio Alvarez, President and Executive Secretary of the IACHR. The GALI also sent a copy to the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, in which they asks him to totally veto the project that is already in his hands.