January 2, 2013
By Ken Parks, Dow Jones Newswires
Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner on Thursday suffered a major setback in her legal battle with media empire Grupo Clarin SA after the Supreme Court turned down the government's request to rule on the constitutionality of a media law that has broad implications for press freedoms in the South American nation.
Mrs. Kirchner says the three-year-old media law is needed to create more competition in the media industry. Clarin and many analysts say the government wants to use the law to silence broadcasters that are critical of the government.
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