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TV station Teleamazonas in Ecuador is broadcasting again following suspension

A private television station in Ecuador is broadcasting again after a three-day suspension by the country’s telecommunications authority that raised concerns about freedom of the press.

The Teleamazonas channel, which President Rafael Correa had accused of false reports, went back on the air Friday. The suspension followed government charges that the channel broadcast unsubstantiated information in its news reports.

Officials with the television station say the suspension was illegal and politically motivated, spurred by its criticism of Correa. The president says he does not oppose freedom of the press but that he does believe in more regulation.

“We will maintain our responsible, independent and pluralist journalistic line,” said Teleamazonas Vice President Carlos Jijon, according to Reuters.

-- Efrain Hernandez Jr.

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Congratulations Teleamazonas TV!
You deserve the right to comment on anything Ecuador does have freedom of press.
Correa wants to control everything. This man does not deserve to represent our beloved country.
Keep up the good work, and informing the public.
Correa is only another one of Chavez puppets.


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