This morning, the Supreme Court of Argentina was the scene of a legal and political debate regarding the validity of four articles of the Media Law in that country.
The trial received today, ten representatives, five from the State and five from The Clarin Group, at a public hearing.
Venezuelan Asdrubal Aguiar, representing the Latin American Observatory of Democracy (OID), called the articles of this law as “unreasonable,” “arbitrary,” “illegitimate” and “absurd.” Aguiar said that the items are “contradictory with the Latin American law,” established by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ibero-American Convention on Human Rights (IACHR).
The rough legal battle between Clarin and the Kirchern government, which focuses on Article 45, has four years, ie, since the law was approved by the Congress in 2009. The law sets restrictions on the multiplicity of audiovisual licenses nationally and locally.