August 27, 2012

Ecuador Should Bow Out of Assange Controversy

Miami Herald, Miami Herald

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If Mr. Correa had any credibility as a defender of press freedom at home, his support for Mr. Assange could be written off as a mere quixotic venture. But his record is one of repeated attacks on free speech in any form. Since taking office, Mr. Correa’s government has mounted an unending assault on the independent news media, consistently stoking the fires of anti-Americanism along the way. In June, the Inter American Press Association sounded yet another alarm, this one over the recent closure of six radio and TV stations.

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TAGGED: Sweden, UK, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Rafael Correa, Ecuador

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