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Topic “Supercom”

Ecuadoran authority and Special Rapporteurs clash over the country's controversial Communications Law

Ecuador’s Communication Law (LOC for its acronym in Spanish) was the subject of a recent conflict between the country’s government and special rapporteurs for freedom of expression of the United Nations (UN), David Kaye, and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), Edison Lanza. Read more »


Ecuadorian regulatory agency says Bonil cartoon is not discriminatory; LGBTQ activists work to improve coverage


By Jesus Nazario and Teresa Mioli

 

In the midst of efforts by civil society to improve dialogue between the LGBTQ community and media, the Ecuadorian government has determined that a cartoon by El Universo cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, known as Bonil, which appeared to comment on gender identity, is not discriminatory. Read more »


Using humor and satire against attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador: Censuracom vs. Supercom

With a "humorous and satirical tone" the Andean Foundation for Social Observation and Media Study, known as Fundamedios, launched Censuracom.ec, in which the organization recorded "the most alarming attacks on freedom of expression and of the press" in Ecuador. Read more »


El Universo newspaper and its cartoonist Bonil again draw attention of Ecuador's media regulatory agency

Ecuador’s controversial agency that controls the content of media outlets (Supercom, as it is known for its acronym in Spanish) has Read more »


International forum calls on global community to protect freedom of expression in Ecuador

As Ecuador’s main press advocacy organization fights to stay alive in the face of government orders to dissolve it, an international forum of journalists and free speech advocates released a 15-point action plan to address challenges to freedom of expression in that country. Read more »


Sanctions against independent media continue as Supercom marks 2 years in Ecuador

A government agency in Ecuador that regulates media content, dictates headlines and corrections that news organizations are forced to publish and doles out fines to those who dare to disobey has just celebrated its second anniversary and announced changes in the country’s controversial communic Read more »


Ecuadoran newspaper fined 10 percent of turnover in ongoing dispute with media regulatory agency

In the latest development of the ongoing fight between Ecuador’s media regulatory agency and newspaper El Universo, the news organization has been fined an amount equal to 10 percent of the newspaper’s average monthly revenue over the previous quarter (about US$ 350,000) for alleged noncompliance with government orders. Read more »


Charges against Ecuadorian cartoonist and newspaper spur protests and indignation


Update (Feb. 13, 2015): In a ruling announced February 13, the Superintendent of Information and Communication (Supercom) has levied administrative sanctions against the newspaper El Universo and Xavier Bonilla 'Bonil' for socio-economic discrimination following the publications of a cartoon on Aug. 5, 2014.  Read more »


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