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Global Post – Ecuador says this seemingly innocuous cartoon is against the law

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might regard Ecuador as a bastion of free speech, but try telling that to censored cartoonist Xavier Bonilla.

Bonil, as the Ecuadorean humorist is known, has become the first media worker to be sanctioned under his country’s controversial — critics say repressive — new communications law.

The Orwellian-sounding Superintendency of Information and Communication has fined his newspaper, El Universo, $93,000 and ordered it to run a correction over this political cartoon:

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