The Regulatory Council president, Patricio Barriga, said the new communications law “promotes the dissolution” of the media that have been concentrated “in a few hands.” His comments were made in an interview with the public newspaper El Telegrafo.
He believes that “one of the key aspects is that the Communications Law seeks to modify these property relations and give power of the media so that we can have a much more pluralistic press…”
Barriga did not confirm whether he will attend or not to debate the law in the 69th Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in October, to be carried out in the United States. He said that the SIP is one of the main companies detractors of the Communication Law and defends the rights of the companies it represents.”
About the periods that the Communication Law gives, Barriga highlighted that “the sworn declarations must be delivered by the frequencies affidavits both audible and visual.”
He anticipated that this week a team of consultants will meet with the Council communication sectors and advertising for their questions regarding the regulations.