TeleSUR Taken Off Air Without Justification in Ecuador

The international news agency calls on the Ecuadorian authorities to respect the right to free information and demands the restitution of the signal immediately.

This Saturday the authorities of Ecuador removed from the air the signal of the international chain, TeleSUR, in the middle of the political crisis and the internal commotion across the country, a product of the unpopular economic measures approved by the government of Lenin Moreno.

“Without any justification at this time our signal has been withdrawn from satellite channel 722 and cable 626 in Ecuador. We denounce this fact and call on our users in this country to require operators to immediately restore teleSUR,” the president of the network, Patricia Villegas, posted.

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In an official statement, the international chain calls on the corresponding authorities to respect the right to free information and demands the restitution of the signal immediately.

“TeleSUR, through its team of correspondents and technicians assigned to Ecuador, has worked responsibly and ethically to report on the events in that country, giving participation to all the voices involved in the events,” the statement said.

Likewise, the (Telesur) president denounces this fact and urges Ecuadorian users to require operators to restore the channel’s air signal.

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Since Moreno announced the State of Exception, popular movements remain in the street demanding the repeal of economic measures that lead to the elimination of the subsidy for gasoline and diesel, labor and fiscal reforms. The decision of the executive comes under a credit agreement for 4,209 million dollars with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) .

According to the Ombudsman’s Office, 937 have been injured, 1,121 detained and 6 people have died in Ecuador.

Featured image: The president of the channel denounces this fact and urges Ecuadorian users to require operators to restore the informational signal. | Photo: TeleSUR

Source URL: Telesur

Translated by JRE/EF