Argentina: New Media Law will break up Clarin’s broadcasting licenses

Posted on October 31, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Politics reported that Clarin Group, one of Latin America’s largest media companies, will be forced to hand over most of its broadcasting licenses after its long confrontation with President Cristina Kirchner ended in defeat A controversial Argentine law forcing the break-up of media conglomerates was on Tuesday approved by the country’s Supreme Court, a crushing victory for the government of Cristina Kirchner in its long battle with her most vocal press critic. After four years of legal wrangling, judges ruled that the government can force private media to surrender broadcasting licenses if they exceed strict ownership and audience limits, paving the way for the dismantling of the Clarin empire with which Mrs Kirchner has long sparred. Read Article

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