Television Reporter in Ecuador Attacked and Threatened

September 19, 2009

Television reporter Elena Rodríguez for television network Telesur was attacked, beaten, and threatened in Ecuador. Her injuries did require treatment. The president of Telesur, Andrés Izarra condemned the attack and stated that the network has gone through some tough times the last four years but, this has been the worse. He believes the attack to be political in nature against Telesur. The note the perpetrators left stated "the next time y you wont be saved" with the names at the bottom of the note as Correa and Chavez.

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