Miami Herald – Cartoonist tries to turn government sanction into laughing matter
“It has been apparent for some time that Ecuador’s new communications law was designed to muzzle journalists critical of the administration. That this has been extended to cartoonists is ridiculous,” Carlos Lauría, the senior program coordinator for the Americas for the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement.
“Ecuadoran authorities should reverse this decision and allow the press to function freely without fear of official reprisal. Tolerance for dissent — whether written or drawn — is a touchstone of any democratic government.”