A Safe Haven for (Foreign) Leakers

Ecuador's President Loves Transparency and Free Speech, So Long As They're Not In His Country

If I had been the journalist who received the hot documents from Edward Snowden telling of electronic espionage by government security agencies, I would be in a serious predicament.

I wouldn’t be able to publish this scoop in Ecuador. A recently enacted draconian Communication Law would prohibit it.

The law’s Article 30 prohibits disclosure by the media of protected information considered to be secret or which originates from personal correspondence, even from public officials, without their authorization. The law establishes administrative and criminal sanctions for the journalist and the medium publishing this …