December 13, 2013
Clarín condemns media 'colonisation' following Supreme Court ruling
The media group Clarín published a statement few hours after the Supreme Court ruling over the Media Law, expressing “respect for the ruling” and considering future legal steps, like appealing to the international courts.
Clarín stayed firm about disputed articles of the law which, according to the press release, “contradict the principles of the national constitution and The American Convention on Human Rights”, as well as other regional institutions.
The statement presented Clarín as the “critical media silenced by the Government” and accused it of “limiting freedom of press”.
Clarín said: “The real intention of the Government regarding this law has been enormous media colonization since its approval. Nowadays, over 80 percent of audiovisual media is dependent on the ruling party. The law favours media outlets which are unsustainable and are able to survive thanks to government advertising or business related to the State.”
In the end, Clarín reaffirmed they will "continue defending judicially each of its active and legal licenses."