The Communication Act that was recently passed by the National Assembly, punishes and penalizes any filtration or information leak. Although regime leader Rafael Correa protects Julian Assange, the new media bill opposes to everything that Assange does.
Article 19 of the Communications Act states that the responsibility is “the duty of every person to assume the administrative consequences after publishing contents which adversely affects the rights established in the Constitution and in particular the rights of communication and public safety State, through media.”
Only this controversial point of the Communications Act means that the work of Assange would be penalized if it was made in Ecuador. Additionally, President Correa accepted that Assange had committed a crime and are now looking for a pass that allows the founder of WikiLeaks safe travel to Ecuador.
According to Juan Carlos Solines, an expert in communication, there is a clear “contradiction” between the defense of Assange as a symbol of freedom of expression and the attacks on journalists and the media in Correa’s regime as he has done.
This statement also coincided with the former Ambassador of Ecuador in the UK, Mauricio Gandara, who said the Ecuadorian stance is “hypocritical,” defending in London that “which is pursued in the country.”