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February 12, 2014

Missed It: Ecuadoran Cartoonist Published Rectifying Cartoon After Being Ordered To By Ministry

imageI ttotally missed that the Ecuadoran cartoonist Bonil was directed by a ministry -- without any method for appeal -- a cartoon to rectify what they thought was an unfair cartoon last December. This stems from a law passed last summer that created the post made the directive. You can the original cartoon and the rectifying cartoon here. Like RSF, I see the rectifying cartoon as soaked in sarcasm, but I guess it does the trick. This is a pretty horrifying law, straigh-up science-fiction despotic-behavior-through-bureaucracy, at least as far as I can tell -- maybe someone out there has a more nuanced view. Anyway, go look at both cartoons and read the translation of the second for a good laugh. I hope this ends matters on this specific circumstance for the cartoonist and that people continue to push back against this office and its powers.
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