Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) international organization questioned the abrogation of Argentina’s media law decided by the administration of President Mauricio Macri, warning the new legislation that creates the Enacom agency “favors” concentration of media ownership in the country.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez who is currently recovering from cranium surgery to drain a blood clot, “reads and knows everything” about the current state of things in the country, revealed governor of Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri.
By Rodolfo Arrate (*) - The Argentine poet Jorge Luis Borges famously declared: “Democracy is an abuse of statistics”. Observing the evolution of the political regime in Argentina nowadays, the poet’s sentence may well have turned into a prophecy.
United Nations officials issued a call to action to ensure the safety of journalists in every country, echoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who declared; “When it is safe to speak, the whole world benefits”.
The Argentine government sent a request for the Federal Civil and Commercial Court to re-open the justice system in January, a month in which it is normally on holiday, in order to resolve two key articles regarding the controversial Media law.
The Argentine Supreme Court rejected on Thursday the Government’s ‘per saltum’ request to debate the constitutionality of two articles in the controversial Media Law which has the administration of President Cristina Fernandez clashing with the powerful Clarin group.
Argentine Justice Minister Julio Alak announced the government presented the “per saltum” recourse before the Supreme Court as it seeks to put an end to the case over the constitutionality of the Media Law’s divestment article.
Argentine media group Clarin SA was granted temporary relief on Tuesday from the government's effort to implement a media law that would force the conglomerate to sell some of its most profitable assets.
Argentina's government Monday began the process of auctioning off media licenses and related assets held by the media conglomerate Grupo Clarin SA. The move, which government officials say should take about 100 business days to complete, comes after a lower court judge ruled Friday that a three-year-old media law requiring Clarin to be dismantled is constitutional.
Argentine Federal Judge Horacio Alfonso declared that articles 45 and 161 of the controversial 2009 Media Law are constitutional, and ordered the injunction that left the application of the law in suspense to be lifted immediately.