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Media freedom 'on line' in Ecuador referendum

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President Rafael Correa is putting 10 questions to Ecuadorean voters on Saturday in a referendum which could have a profound impact on the judiciary, business and media. Correa, a leftwing ally of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, argues the changes will modernise Ecuador, but others say they would give him excessive power. One proposal would create a council with the power to regulate the media -- stoking fears that freedom of speech is on the line.Duration: 01:51

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