Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By Roy Greenslade
Buenos Aires government plans to seize control of leading media group
A world-wide group of editors has raised the alarm about a press freedom crisis in Argentina where the government is planning to break up the country's leading independent media group.
The Paris-based Global Editors' Network (GEN) is calling on the world's media to focus attention on a decision by the administration of President Cristina Kirchner to seize control of Grupo Clarín on 7 December.
It is using a controversial media law in order to revoke its licences and sell off its assets. Yet the law itself is currently being challenged in the courts on the grounds that it violates constitutional rights.
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