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Monday, May 14, 2007

Ecuadorian Prez Decries SIP

Quito, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa accused the Inter-American Press Association (SIP) of representing business interests and oppose progressive governments in the region.

"I would like SIP, so watchful for freedom of speech and press freedom, to be equally zealous about quality in the press," Correa stressed.

In his customary radio broadcast speech on Saturday, Correa questioned the work of this organization, which, he said, is made up of media owners with a business-oriented view.

SIP does not represent the journalistic class, which suffers the violations of media owners in Ecuador, he stressed.

The head of State complained about lies published by local dailies, mainly La Hora paper, which he sued for slander.

He urged SIP to worry about "finding the truth" rather than defending what he called the spirit of the body that is part of corruption.

Correa warned that his executive defends freedom of expression and truth, and will deal with any attempt to deceive or distort information.

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