BBC, Reuters oversimplified "media gag" law in Ecuador

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BBC, Reuters oversimplified "media gag" law in Ecuador

"A new law in Ecuador is making for a media frenzy. A media frenzy that the international press is taking at face value. The corporate media says their free speech is being threatened, but it is really their economic hegemony over the airwaves that is up for regulation. And the BBC and Reuters are sourcing all their material from the very sources that are affected by the law  (...)

Reuters manages to make the proposed (regulatory) body sound like a re-incarnation of the Spanish Inquisition. But the “council,” as it is to be called, isn’t that scary at all. It's actually fairly similar to a body Canadians are familiar with: the CRTC."

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