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Outcry in Argentina over statements suggesting government editorial control

Controversy erupted when a member of the Federal Authority for Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA in Spanish), the organization responsible for implementing the Media Law, mentioned a possible attempt to control the editorial stances of media outlets in Argentina, reported the newspaper La Razón. Read more »

Reporter struck on air while covering a protest in Argentina

An Argentine journalist was attacked during a protest against the government of President Cristina Fernández on Thursday, Nov. 8, reported the website Última Hora. Néstor Dib, a television reporter for C5N, was covering the "#8N" casserole demonstration when he was hit from behind, according to the website. Read more »

Argentine reporter claims he was threatened by ex-military officer on trial for torture

An Argentine journalist claimed he was threatened by a retired military officer who is being prosecuted for possible crimes against humanity, reported the newspaper Diario de Cuyo. Claudio Leiva, reporter from San Juan, Cuyo, said he was threatened in one of the court bathrooms when he ran into ex-military officer Gustavo Ramón De Marchi after his public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Read more »

Vendors block distribution of two newspapers in Argentina

The distribution of the newspapers Clarín and La Nación were blocked in Buenos Aires, Argentina by members of the Newspaper and Magazine Vendors Union in the early morning of Monday, Oct. 29, reported Clarín. Around 100 activists piled tires in the street to block the exit of trucks from the printing press factories, the newspaper added. Read more »

UN, IAPA at loggerheads over Argentina's new media law

The Argentine Audiovisual Communication Services Law, also known as the Media Law, set to take effect Dec. 7, has caught the attention of press freedom organizations across the world. Read more »