Ecuador President Correa: Alternative news challenges Western media propaganda


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Ecuador President Rafael Correa

Alternative news outlets help counterbalance the editorial slant of Western media broadcasting in Latin America, Ecuador President Rafael Correa said in an interview with RT en Espanol released Thursday.

According to the Ecuadorian leader, the entire region has drawn on information from CNN - a US channel that "defends the capitalist system" - for years before the Latin American television network teleSUR was established.

"There was a shocking disproportion in news coverage. And it still exists. But, luckily, we also have alternative sources like teleSUR and RT," Correa said.

A survey conducted by ICM Research exclusively for Sputnik and released in May, showed that over half of those people polled in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Greece would like to get global news from sources other than mainstream Western media.