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Ecuadorian cartoonist censored for “harmful” image of president

Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla was censored by a media watch dog group for a cartoon he drew that the group called “harmful to President Rafael Correa”.

From the Global Post:

Xavier Bonilla, who produces cartoons for the El Universo newspaper, said he had been a victim an “abuse of power” following the move by the regulatory body.

The official press watchdog, decried by the opposition as a government censor, gave the cartoonist 72 hours to “correct” his work, according to the ruling.

Community Comments

#1 Peter Wilkes
February/3/2014
@ 5:57 pm

What is going on with Ecuadorian government? I thought it was the land of ?buen vivir?, but seems that is the good living is just if the citizen doesn`t disagree with the main political power?

#2 Carlos Andrade
February/4/2014
@ 7:49 am

It is amazing what is being said in the media. The cartoonist Bonil was sentenced for lying in a cartoon and repeat, without questioning the veracity of the information, told by an opposition politician haunted by the Ecuadorian courts. In our country we have laws.

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