By Glenda Ortega, Rehman Tungekar and David Reed
Published at KBIA.org in June 27
The foreign minister’s visit took place on the eve of the one year anniversary of his embassy sanctuary.
Ecuador makes the same argument as some free-speech advocates — that the United States is behind efforts to deport Assange so he can be prosecuted for releasing thousands of classified U.S. documents.
Meanwhile, Ecuador is drawing harsh criticism from free press advocates for its new media legislation. Supporters argue that the law attempts to rein in a corrupt press, while opponents see it as an effort to crack down on independent media.
To learn more about the controversial media law, Global Journalist spoke to two Ecuadorian columnists.
Martin Pallares, Multimedia Editor, El Comercio
Xavier Flores, Lawyer and columnist, Gkillcity.com
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