Officials complain journalist's questions too "uncomfortable" for presidential roundtable in Ecuador

By Liliana Honorato

An Ecuadorian journalist was denied entrance into a press meeting with the country's President, Rafael Correa, at the Teleradio Noticias station after the Secretary of Communication complained that his questions could make some officials uncomfortable, reported Fundamedios.

The station manager told journalist Franklin Morán that the "highest levels of government" called requesting he not be allowed to participate in the roundtable President Correa holds every Tuesday in the city of Guayaquil, reported the newspaper El Comercio.

According to the newspaper La Hora, Morán planned to ask questions about several cases of alleged corruption.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.