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Ecuador’s communications law has sanctioned 675 media outlets and journalists in four years – Knight Center

Date: Jun 29, 2017

When Ecuador approved the Organic Law of Communication (LOC for its acronym in Spanish) in 2013, different organizations inside and outside the country expressed concern about the negative effects that the standard could have on freedom of expression. Four years later, the figures seem to show that the concern was not misplaced. Since June 25, 2013 when the law came into effect, the Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom) – the regulatory entity created by the LOC – has processed 1,081 cases against media outlets and journalists, of which 675 have ended in sanctions, according to information from Supercom. Read more>>