December 12, 2013
Media law ruling 'incomprehensible, can't be applied,' Pinedo
PRO party lawmaker Federico Pinedo joined the chorus of condemnation by some opposition leaders saying yesterday’s sentence over the media law is “incomprehensible.” Pinedo assured he will be showing in court to demand the law not to be applied.
“We will go to justice with a group of deputies to say that the law can not be applied and ask the court how to move on,” the MP told reporters accusing the AFSCA media watchdog of being a body that “depends” on the national government. According to Pinedo, the Supreme Court’s recommendations regarding the independence of the AFSCA are “insufficient” to allow the full enforcement of the anti-monopoly legislation.
UNEN lawmaker Elisa Carrió was the first opposition MP to raise her voice and strongly question the sentence that obliges the Clarín media group to sell-off many of its broadcasting licenses. Carrió even denounced what she called a “pact” between Argentina’s maximum tribunal and the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration, allegations the head of the Supreme Court Ricardo Lorenzetti personally rejected.