Gils Carbo said “Justice can not be indifferent to the merger of Cablevision and Multicanal”
Buenos Aires, September 2, 2012
The new Attorney General’s Office, Alejandra Gils Carbo said that the judiciary cannot be “indifferent to the enthronement of a conglomerate of media monopoly that threatens democracy”, referring to the merger of Cablevision and Multicanal, companies of Grupo Clarín.
Gils Carbo, in an extraordinary appeal made when she was attorney general filed before the Court of Appeals in Commercial warned about the merger, “the public may be governed by a hegemonic monopoly given the impact of the media to help or damage to the consensus in a democracy.”
In the letter of 40 pages, the details of which were released today by the newspaper Tiempo Argentino, the new Attorney General also noted that the dominant position allows (the Clarín group) access to economic differences and power space that will shrinking their competitors and the government of the day and remarks that the holding is credited with control of 70% of the audience.
“The dominant media conglomerate Cablevision-Multicanal, including the monopoly cable TV, interests in radio, Internet, triple play, newspapers, magazines and newsprint, which all other print media, was approved by illicit trade,” she said.