Deputies address “K” media law bill
Arguments and tension marked the beginning of the debate of “K” media law bill. Meanwhile, Anibal Fernandez said he felt very embarrassed by entrepreneur Daniel Vila´s harsh criticisms.
The main differences in the beginning of the debate, revolved around the presence of Gabriel Mariotto.
The lawmakers claimed that the head of Comfer had to be the first to talk, while opponents want to hear first other various positions.
Eventually Mariotti won the first position and defended and explained the Broadcasting Bill sent by the Government. During his speech, he was interrupted and heckled by opposition lawmakers.
Incidents. When Deputy Graciela Camaño finished her speech, a man who was among the crowd shouted: “Now pick up the check.” This angered the deputy who got up and went in search of man. There was pushing and arguings.
Previously, to kick off this first day, the ruling coalition with its allies gave the necessary quorum to begin the discussion of the new law on audiovisual communication services proposed by the Executive.
Meanwhile, the harsh speech delivered yesterday by media entrepreneur Daniel Vila, which described the draft broadcasting law bill as “a the biggest legal and institutional violation the country has suffered since the coup in 1976,” awoke the immediate rejection of the Government.
The official voice was issued by the chief of staff, Anibal Fernandez, who said he felt “embarrassed” by the speech.
While inaugurating a multimedia newsroom in Mendoza, America´s shareholder and president of Independiente Rivadavia, National B league soccer team, accused the Kirchner couple of trying to “muzzle” the press first and citizenship after with the broadcasting bill that President sent to Congress.