De Vido: “Clarín attacks Arsat because it is a tool to end monopolistic practices”
October 21, 2012
Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido criticized the newspaper Clarín saying “the imminence of December 7, Clarin attacks AR-SAT because it is an essential tool to diversify in the content of television and democratize access to internet, which until now it was dominated by monopolistic practices.”
The minister talked about the article posted Sunday on Clarin cover, which reports that “a state enterprise makes millionaires business out of control,” referring to the company AR-SAT.
“This kind of notes, which are real press operations, demonstrate the need to end the monopoly concentration in the media, as it’s very honest with his readers that a newspaper report on alleged irregularities in a state company that has an impact directly in areas of interest and also won through extortion and predatory pricing.”
De Vido remarked that “AR-SAT company complies with all controls required by law, such as the permanent control of the Auditor General’s Office and even the Comptroller General’s Office (SIGEN) is on the board, which has 5 holders who make decisions by consensus” so he was surprised to say that there are no controls when the same article mentions an email from a director and SIGEN, which realizes the strong presence agency in implementing policies.