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Dec 1 2010

Dictating the Press

U.S. media defend Argentine media’s connection to military junta

Latin American efforts to democratize media access have been treated as an assault on the press in U.S. corporate media. The latest supposed offender against freedom of the press is Argentina’s center-left government, headed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Following her government’s decision to open investigations into the nation’s two largest newspapers’ collaboration with the bloody 1976-83 military dictatorship, outlets in the U.S. characterized her as a ruthless tyrant harboring a grudge against the nation’s most important media group. Fernández de Kirchner’s government has made a number of radical moves to curb corporate control of the media and to […]

Oct 16 2009

Marie Trigona on Argentina media law, Peter Richardson on Ramparts


Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Argentina just passed a media law that will severely curb the power of the country’s largest conglomerates by putting a majority of the country’s broadcast licenses in non-corporate hands. How did the law come about, and how is it expected to change Argentina’s media landscape. And what lessons might U.S. media activists take from Argentina’s example? We’ll talk with Marie Trigona, an independent journalist and filmmaker based in Argentina. Also on CounterSpin today: “A bomb in every issue” was how Time magazine described the 60’s muckraking magazine Ramparts. It’s also the title of a […]