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Argentine reporter hospitalized after exposure to illegal crop dusting

An Argentine journalist said he should be admitted to a hospital after breathing an airborne pesticide fumigated in a field 50 meters outside the town center of Alberti, B Read more »


Argentine official sues two journalists for over half a million dollars

A lawsuit brought against two journalists by a government official in Argentina sparked outcry from the media, according to the newspaper Clarín. The head of the Federal Revenue Administration (AFIP in Spanish), Ricardo Echegaray, sued journalists Matías Longoni and Luis Majul separately for "damages and harm," added the newspaper. The official asked for almost $275,000 in restitution from each.   Read more »


Implementation of controversial articles in Argentina's new media law postponed

Updated 06/12/12, 6:41 p.m.: The Federal Chamber on Civil and Commercial Matters of Argentina extended the cautionary measure on grounds of unconstitutionality requested by the media titan Grupo Clarín on two articles of the country's new media law, which was set to go into effect Read more »


Reporters Without Borders signals uptick in violence against journalists in Argentina

 

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in Spanish) reported with "concern and regret" an uptick in attacks on journalists in Argentina and the challenges facing freedom of expression, especially in the provinces, according to a report the group published on Nov. 30.  Read more »


Argentine journalist closes his radio station after threats allegedly made by city councilman

After receiving dozens of threatening messages for over a month, an Argentine journalist decided to close the radio station he owned for six years, reported the newspaper La Nación. Daniel Polaczinski's FM station Radio U broadcasted from the city of Aristóbulo del Valle, in the northeastern province of Misiones, added the newspaper. Read more »


Grupo Clarín denies lawsuit against journalists for "inciting violence" in Argentina


After being criticized for naming journalists in a lawsuit over inciting violence, the Argentine media giant Clarín clarified in a statement that the reporters were mentioned only as possible witnesses, according to the newspaper Clarín on Monday, Nov. 26. Read more »


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