The government’s media regulatory agency is forcing a reorganization of the Clarín group under the country’s broadcast media law

first_img Help by sharing this information October 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The government’s media regulatory agency is forcing a reorganization of the Clarín group under the country’s broadcast media law Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world to go further News ArgentinaAmericas On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Clarín, the country’s major media conglomerate, has proposed its own reorganization but the regulatory agency rejected that proposal on 8 October. The effect is that, five years after the LCSA was adopted, the government will take charge of the Clarín restructuring.The government and the Clarín group continue at odds, with their conflict centring on the requirements of the new broadcast media law. On 8 October, the Federal Audiovisual Communications Authority rejected a breakup plan by Clarín to split the company into six parts. Instead, the agency said that the government would take over the group’s restructuring. Martin Sabbatella, the regulatory agency’s president, said that the voluntary breakup proposal was a “manoeuvre that mocks the spirit of the law.” He cited links that would exist between executives of the new firms and a lack of independence between them.The board of directors of the Authority voted against the Clarín proposal (5 in the majority and 2 abstentions) and declared that the agency would undertake enforcement of the law. Under that decision, the Argentine government will conduct an assessment, followed by a call for bids to buy the company’s broadcast licenses that surpass the new limits that the law imposes.Clarín issued a communiqué that condemned the agency’s action as an “arbitrary and illegal government attempt” designed to “appropriate” media organizations from the group. The company said it would pursue all legal options to defend its rights and carry out the plan that it proposed.“Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for the general principles of the LCSA, which strengthen pluralism and information freedom in the country, and whose application should not reflect the country’s intense political and media polarization,” said Lucie Morillon, the organization’s programme director. “The Federal Authority on Audiovisual Communications Services should show independence and strict respect for the procedures called for in the law in applying the LCSA to the Clarín group.”Since the 2009 passage of the LCSA, the Clarín group and the Kirchner administration have been virtually waging war in the media. The LCSA replaced a regulatory scheme inherited from the dictatorship, with the aim of democratizing the marketplace for broadcast frequencies by limiting media dominance, especially by reducing the maximum number of frequencies that one company could own, and by prohibiting the same firm from owning a broadcast station and operating a cable company in the same community. Clarín, one of the region’s biggest media conglomerates, was obviously the firm most affected. Following a long legal battle, the company must undergo a major divestiture. The conglomerate accuses President Cristina Kirchner of trying to weaken a media chain that is independent and critical of her policies. She, for her part, has repeatedly stated that Clarín serves private interests by manipulating news to oppose the government.Argentine is ranked 55th of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. Newscenter_img News RSF_en ArgentinaAmericas News Organisation December 4, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Argentina July 6, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Police Steak Out dinner

first_img Previous articleYouth summer camp registratonNext articleGUEST VIEW: Two judges in Virginia rebuke Special Counsel Mueller admin WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Odessa Police DepartmentThe Odessa Police Athletic League will kick off Police Memorial Week with the annual steak dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.The dinner includes a rib eye steak, vegetables, a potato, a roll, drink and dessert.Tickets sold at the Odessa Police Department front desk will be $20 per person. Children 4 and under are free.For tickets, call Cpl. 432-335-3361 or 432-230-4068. By admin – May 10, 2018 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Police Steak Out dinner Twitter Local Newslast_img read more

Cauayan local jailed for ‘illegal gun possession’

first_imgBY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAYBACOLOD City – Charged with illegal possession of firearm, a man was arrested in Barangay Masaling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PN Resident Joel Bascones, 51, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 11:30 a.m. on May 12, police said.Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 dated Dec. 27, 2019.Bascones was detained in the lockup cell of the Cauayan municipal police station.last_img

Sherwood plays down Hoddle comments

first_img Spurs were humiliated at Anfield last weekend as the Barclays Premier League title challengers ran out comprehensive 4-0 victors. The Reds were ahead inside two minutes due to a Younes Kaboul own goal, and Luis Suarez put them further ahead before half-time, when Hoddle claimed his former side looked beaten before they took to the field. Tottenham eventually parted company with Hoddle in September 2003 and despite only having an ill-fated spell at Wolves since then, he has been keen for a return to management. Hoddle last month claimed he came close to returning as manager following Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking, only for Sherwood to be handed the gig on an 18-month deal. However, speculation is mounting that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy could soon be replacing the former midfielder, with Louis van Gaal, Mauricio Pochettino and Frank de Boer all linked with the job. “I know the media have got a job to do and the speculation is not going to end when you have other managers and national managers touting for your job,” Sherwood said. “They are the ones who are fuelling it. “It is part of the course when you are managing a big club like Tottenham. I have got big enough shoulders – what I am supposed to do?” Rather than fretting about the future, Sherwood’s only concern is getting positive results between now and the end of the season. Embattled Sunderland arrive at White Hart Lane on Monday, when Emmanuel Adebayor is in line for a return from three weeks out with a hamstring problem and gash on his heel. “There’s a chance he could start,” Sherwood said. “He’s done a week’s training so he’s got enough time under his belt. “He won’t be 100 per cent but he’s quite good at 70 per cent. “You’re obviously going to miss a player of his quality but he’s looked good. We’re happy with what he’s produced this week.” Fellow striker Roberto Soldado will miss the clash with Sunderland after being carried off at Anfield. Jan Vertonghen is also absent after sustaining an injury at Liverpool, although Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho are back in contention. Tim Sherwood has hit back at Glenn Hoddle after the former Tottenham manager criticised his players’ mentality in the defeat at Liverpool. The former Spurs boss, speaking during Sky Sports’ live coverage, said the players “were too relaxed, too flimsy” and headed to the north-west “with no steel” – comments that clearly got under the skin of Sherwood. “I don’t know what he said – Glenn’s got a lot of opinion and he’s also got a lot of opinion about Tottenham, and he’s entitled to that,” the Spurs head coach said of the man he played under between 2001 and 2003. “It’s been a long time since Glenn Hoddle’s managed a football team, and the game has moved on quite significantly. “I’m not saying that it’s anything to do with whether the body language is correct or not, but that wouldn’t have been brought up if we had gone out and won the game. “I think you can look at history at some teams who played very well from the outset, probably won the game very easily, and some of them might have been leaning on the walls and doing that, but it never would have been brought up. “I’ve been a pundit myself. It’s easy to look for something when you’ve got nothing else to talk about, other than to be critical of your ex-side.” The pair’s relationship has been strained since Sherwood’s playing days, when Hoddle moved the former Spurs captain on to Portsmouth in January 2003. That summer, with the pressure mounting on the former England boss, Sherwood said that no-one would “shed a single tear” if he was sacked and that getting rid of him was “the only way they will bring success back”. Press Associationlast_img read more