Friday, October 12, 2012
“7 December is a deadline day for press freedom. Media should speak with one voice against this intolerable threat to independent journalism,” said Alejandro Miro Quesada, the Network Board Member from Peru, after a meeting of the GEN board in Buenos Aires. “The attack on Clarin is symbolic of the political pressure which media are facing throughout the region.”
The GEN call comes at a critical point in the three-year campaign against Clarin Group’s press and audiovisual media by the administration of President Cristina Fernandez and only days after the government took to the airwaves to announce that on 7 December it will revoke its licenses, and take control of its assets under a controversial new media law, which is currently being judicially challenged for its violation of basic constitutional rights.
For full text of this artcile, visit http://en.mercopress.com/2012/10/12/global-editors-warn-on-ongoing-campaign-in-argentina-against-independent-media