The spokesperson of the Federal Authority for Audiovisual Communication Services, Gabriel Mariotto, confirmed that today begins the regiment of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services, and celebrated it stressing that it’s “a very important day because we can finally apply the law of democracy.”
Mariotto indicated that Article 161, which refers to the disinvestment of large media groups, “indicates that those groups that have too many licenses and dominant positions in the media that are not permitted under the law, have little less than a year to comply with the new restrictions.” He also said that this depends greatly on the court system and that if it does not occur, “it is a failure on the part of the court not to appeal to Clarín.”
For his part, the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services will devise “instruments” which within one year, should bring all media corporations under the media law restrictions. “Later, we will see what the court says, but the instruments are a resolution that will apply the media law’s authority to all those contravening the law,” concluded Mariotto.
The new media law will increase diversity and competition in the Argentine media.