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Friday, November 30, 2007

Ecuador Sets Up First Public TV Channel

Montecristi, Ecuador Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) One of the first programs of "Ecuador TV" on Thursday was President Rafael Correa welcoming its broadcasting as the nation"s first public TV channel that will cover the Constituent Assembly sessions from Montecristi, Manabi.

This communication media belongs to the society and must be independent of private propaganda, to be able to inform objectively without fear, Correa stressed.

Today "is a very happy day for all, because we finally have a public channel," the leader said, stressing that this channel "does not defend private interests because it is not in private hands," adding it is difficult for private agents to conform their interests to those of society.

Correa took the occasion to greet the Assembly members, meeting in the Ciudad Eloy Alfaro Complex, and stress the importance of the Constituent Assembly.

He confirmed that he will be present Friday in Montecristi for the opening of the Assembly, which will also be attended by the presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, and representatives from Bolivia and Peru

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