“When it was enacted three years ago, we criticized the LOC as an instrument that would further empower Rafael Correa in his quest to persecute and censor any critical media coverage. Unfortunately, we were right,” said Thor Halvorssen, president of HRF. “Slowly but surely, the LOC is fulfilling Correa’s goal to cripple the media’s capacity to expose government abuse. Besides the late Hugo Chávez, he is certainly the most conspicuous enemy of press freedom in Latin America’s latest wave of authoritarian caudillos,” he added.
Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies.
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