Cuban Yoani Sanchez, author of “Generation Y” blog, considers it a paradox that the Australian Julian Assange, star of a “crusade for information”, has been granted asylum by the Government of Ecuador, which has a “hard and aggressive” policy toward media.
“A man (Assange) that symbolized a kind of Robin Hood of the information ended up being sheltered in the feudal castle of a government that obviously has a rigid policy, aggressive towards the media and freedom of information,” said Sanchez to EFE.
Rafael Correa‘s government has been questioned by various international civil associations defenders of freedom of expression in the wake of several controversial cases.
The most emblematic one is the El Universo Case, whose several leaders were ordered to pay $ 40 million and three years in prison for an opinion, but then the president forgave them.
Besides El Universo Case, Correa has maintained strong political and verbal clashes with El Comercio, Hoy and La Hora Newspapers, and Ecuavisa and Teleamazonas television networks. MZ