Ecuadorian president criticizes press in State of the Union address

For 42 minutes, Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa used his State of the Union address to attack the press, reported Fundamedios. That same day, five Ecuadorian newspapers published the same headline: “For freedom of expression”.

Fundamedios reported 380 acts of aggression against the press during Correa's administration, including a prison sentence for a columnist from the newspaper El Universo, who was accused of defaming the president.

To applause from the National Assembly, Correa said journalists were "ink assassins hiding behind an inkwell", according to the news agency EFE.

Below, see a video summarizing the president's statements against the press: