New Media Law

fedecc

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This law is Nestor Kirchner's revenge to the Clarín Group for turning its back on him.
In my opinion the law is generally a bad law. Not only it doesn't fix the problems with the current law, but it also add some ridiculous and dangerous requirements and regulations.

Its hard to tell what effects will this law produce. There is probably going to be a legal battle. The law gives the media group one year to disinvest, which is ridiculous and goes against their "derechos adquiridos" (acquired rights?).

There is also the possibility that the elected legislator that will take office in December, will try to modify the law again.

In any case, we will probably won't see any actual change in the media for a couple of years, so i don't think this law will serve the K's possible reelection campaign. Its mostly just a payback from NK. Lo que se dice, un pase de factura...
 

Lucas

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That point of view only comes from a typical and classic advocate of anti-government policies and associate of pro and pass outdated authoritarian constituencies which unfortunately still remains at large in this country.

'La nueva ley de medios audiovisuales' is a step in the right direction of an overdue and archaic legislation imposed by the military dictatorship of a bygone era.

Link: The ends and means

"The new audiovisual law is a victory of popular representation on corporate and economic recovery pulse transformer by CFK. Like withholding foreign trade in oil and the nationalization of the pension system responds to the dynamics of a political process that has met with strong resistance agromediático complex."

"It is also a personal success of the CFK president, who designed the participatory approach that involved in the issue to academics, professional, cultural and artistic elements that are demanding a law of this kind for many years while successive governments prior to the current preferred backroom negotiations with multimedia groups."
 

Lucas

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That what you are reading is a totally distorted misinformation with the only end to confuse the people who are not well informed, totally rubbish

Is a law debated and passed democratically with majority by the congress, senate and the house of representatives, with votes from all the mayor political parties.

It is NOT to silence the press all the contrary, it is to diversify and finish with a monopoly of the multimedia's which is concentrated more and more in few hands, that's what it's all about.

So please, do not insist with "it is to silence the press" because it's not.
 

igor

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Lucas said:
It is NOT to silence the press all the contrary, it is to diversify ...
And where are these wonderful new newspapers that are supposed to diversify Clarin's monopoly? Are they going to appear as soon as government shuts Clarin down?
 

gouchobob

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Lucas said:
That what you are reading is a totally distorted misinformation with the only end to confuse the people who are not well informed, totally rubbish

Is a law debated and passed democratically with majority by the congress, senate and the house of representatives, with votes from all the mayor political parties.

It is NOT to silence the press all the contrary, it is to diversify and finish with a monopoly of the multimedia's which is concentrated more and more in few hands, that's what it's all about.

So please, do not insist with "it is to silence the press" because it's not.
What's distorted, certainly not facts. What is the purpose of restricting distribution through union cronies other than to control whats reported. Why not admit the obvious?
 

Lucas

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Well that in not true either, the fact is that those newspapers you are reading in conjunction with Clarin, La Nacion, Perfil, Ambito, Infobae, etc. Are the ones who control la majority of the media by Radio, TV, CableTV, Satellite's communications etc. etc. etc...resuming they are all for one and one for all with the only difference between them as using a different mask with the same head, a total monopoly with no diversification at all.

gouchobob, if you or anyone else wants more information in deep over this law and why it was implemented, please read the following document, it's long but it's all there, background, monopolies and why it was urgently and necessary to be implemented.

Link:

THE MARKET IN A FEW HANDS

- Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication. National University of La Plata, Argentina -


About the national concentration, in the newspapers market in Argentina, Clarín Group, by means of the newspaper that bears the same name and through share participation in different media, controls 948.200 issues out of the 1.070.200 which are distributed by the ten best sold newspapers in the country.
Besides, the group controls the manufacturing of paper for newspapers and one of the main news agencies from where papers are informed, as we have previously stated.
 
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