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Ecuador - Magazine fined 80,000 dollars for “electioneering” before referendum

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The electoral disputes tribunal imposed a fine of $80,000 on the opposition magazine Vistazo on 26 September for an editorial it published on 6 May last year. Headlined “A definite no”, the article gave an unfavourable response to four questions, of which two concerned the media, among 10 posed in a referendum held the next day. The tribunal considered the editorial to be electioneering in favour of a “no” vote, in breach of publication and broadcasting embargoes during an election campaign. (...)

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