Reporters Without Borders – Ecuador – Ruling on cartoon reveals communication law’s dangerous side
“How can you ‘correct’ a cartoon, which is by definition exaggerated?” said Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders head of research. “How will Bonilla avoid having to criticize all of his future cartoons whenever they displease the authorities? This decision is absurd and dangerous.
“When we met Superintendent of Communication Carlos Ochoa and communication minister Fernando Alvarado in Quito last November, we cautioned them about this repressive aspect of the communication law, which tries to impose control over published or broadcast content.