Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The reform of the Organic Law of Communication to respect the distribution of spectrum.

The distribution of 34% for community media, 10% for the public sector and the remaining 56% for the private sector will continue. In addition, the law proposes substantial changes regarding the allocation of licenses, community media and state advertising. In addition, the Communication Council acquires new functions.

On November 11, Guillermo Lasso threw to the trash -with a strong symbolism in his act- the Communication Law sanctioned in the times of Rafael Correa, known as gag law (ley mordaza). In this way, and in a national chain, the president announced the entry into force of the new version of the law, which he described as a "victory that belongs to all democratic Ecuador."

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