Irony taints Ecuador's free speech image

As whisteblowers look up to Quito for protection, journalists there say media has few freedoms.

    Many expect US whistleblower Edward Snowden's next destination to be Ecuador where he has already applied for asylum.

    The government there in Quito is expected to grant him his wish.

    But some people believe it is ironic that a country with little press freedom is willing to protect him.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Quito.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen

    The story of Shula Cohen, aka The Pearl, who spied for the Israelis in Lebanon for 14 years.