Sabbatella: “Monopolies want to present to the media law as something that restricts freedom of speech”
Buenos Aires, November 13, 2012
AFSCA head Martin Sabbatella said, “There is a campaign launched to put the media law as a tool to control editorial policies or a journalist or a program.”
Sabatella strongly denied this version and said “it is a strategy of concentrated media groups that want to submit to the law as something that restricts freedom of expression,” the official added.
The Law on Audiovisual Communication Services “only regulates the owners”. “The law does not controls what Argentines want to see but it discusses who owns the media. That’s what the law is intended and they want to distort it you with these maneuvers.”
Sabbatella said, “It is a law such as to guarantee the right to information and freedom of expression.”
In this framework, the holder of the Federal Authority of Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA) questioned how “the news was built” on the Nicolas Cherei statements referring to the application of Article 161 of the law.