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Ecuador - Six radio broadcasters and two TV stations shut down in two weeks

Reporters without borders
After 59 years on the air, the Quito radio station La Pantera 960 AM was closed down and its equipment seized two days ago by the chief of police of Pichincha province, Fausto Velásquez, accompanied by 15 officials from his department and representatives of the public prosecutor's office and the telecoms regulator Supertel. The closure was officially in response to the station's arrears in the payment of its licence fees. The same reason was also given in the cases of four of seven other (...)

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