Julian Assange remains holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, but what awaits him if he ever makes it to Ecuador? In this Dateline documentary, Amos Roberts finds President Correa is on a crusade against the media and is seen as anything but a supporter of free speech. As shown in the film, Correa regularly unleashes a tirade of abuse against journalists, and the government is allowed by law to interrupt broadcasts with any ‘corrections’ it wishes to make.
Amos also meets Aliaksandr Barankov, who was granted asylum in Ecuador after uncovering corruption in his native Belarus. But despite fearing for his life, he was threatened with extradition to Belarus and its questionable human rights… all just weeks before Assange was granted asylum. So how has Julian Assange ended up turning to Ecuador for help?