District attorney Fernando Uriarte concluded that articles 45 and 161 of the Media Law “are constitutional” and rejected media company Grupo Clarín’s plea against its enforcement, which has been suspended due to an injunction being placed over it.
Chaco Governor Jorge Capitanich harshly criticized the Supreme Court, as he assured that “it hasn’t acted independently” in the Media Law case.
The City’s Civil and Commercial Chamber ruled that articles 41 and 161 in the Media Law are constitutional. At the same time it unanimously ruled that some parts of articles 45 and 48 must be amended because they are unconstitutional.
A Federal Court decided to extend the extend the injunction exempting Grupo Clarín from having to disinvest and sell several television and radio licenses after Friday in order to comply with the new Media Law.
The head of the audiovisual communications watchdog Afsca, Martín Sabbatella, assured that the recent ruling by a Federal Court extending the injunction over article 161 of the Media Law that benefits Grupo Clarín is “shameful”.
A Kirchnerite senator warned today that judges who upheld an injunction request made by the media group Clarín on Thursday could be impeached.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner praised all the advances made in the implementation of the Media Law, but once again demanded for its full enactment, by pointing out that the measure “has been taken to court like no other law ever.”
Security Minister Nilda Garré ratified that she believes Vice-President Amado Boudou’s statements regarding the case investigating embezzlements accusations against him, and once again blasted the media for “manipulating facts” and “taking statements out of context.”
The head of the Federal Authority for Audiovisual and Communication Services (AFSCA) Martín Sabbatella defended the Media Law today and called the opposition lawmakers to be part of the bicameral committee that will monitor the Law.
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández stated that he “still runs the 'Fútbol para Todos' programme with the same staff, nothing has changed.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner accused the media of spreading rumours about her health. “They will print anything every time my blood pressure drops,” she said.
Media outlets around the world took notice of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s decision of seeking reelection, which she announced this afternoon while addressing the nation on live television.
A man died after shots were fired in a terminal at the Houston Intercontinental Airport, sending panicking passengers diving for cover and prompting a security lockdown and the suspension of some flights.
A tunnel on a major highway in central Japan collapsed today, killing at least three people and starting a blaze, Japanese media reported.
Syrian armed forces launched a renewed offensive in the northern city of Aleppo today, state media said, a day after 87 people were killed in explosions at the city's university.
The Vatican today accused the Italian media of spreading "false and damaging" reports in what it condemned as a deplorable attempt to influence cardinals who will meet in a secret conclave next month to elect a new pope.
Apple Inc is hosting a media event next Wednesday, where it is expected to unveil a faster, better-equipped version of its popular iPad tablet to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.
Several people were wounded in a shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre, one of the city's top tourist destinations and its main downtown mall, local media reported today.
The Vatican has hired an American journalist from the Fox News Network and member of the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei to help improve its relations with the media, a senior Church source said on Saturday.
French TV and radio stations can tweet as much as they like but must stop telling people to consult them on Twitter and Facebook, which amounts to advertising for those sites, France's media regulator says.
Egypt's new government was sworn in, the state news agency said, as the ruling army council sought to placate protesters demanding faster reforms and a deeper purge of former President Hosni Mubarak's allies.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was tipped as France's next president before a US sex assault scandal spelled his downfall, is suing a top French newspaper, several magazines and a government adviser over reports about him.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa vowed today to press ahead with laws to control the media and redistribute land to the poor as he looks to deepen his socialist revolution after a resounding re-election victory.
Ecuador's leftist president, Rafael Correa, on Monday pardoned three newspaper publishers and a former columnist who had been sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $40 million damages in a libel case that angered media freedom advocates.
The bodies of two US climbers were located today after they apparently suffered a fall on the peak of Mount Palcaraju, high in Peru's Andes, local media reported.
Cuba will scrap much reviled travel restrictions starting in January, easing most Cubans' exit and return, state media said today, in the communist island's first major immigration reform in half a century.
British singer Adele has given birth to a baby boy, British media reported today. There was no statement on her official website and her spokesman said "no comment" on Monday in reply to a request for confirmation.
Pop star Justin Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, a Disney actress and singer, have broken up, ending a relationship that made them one of Hollywood's most high-profile young couples, media reports said.
The producers of the new TV musical drama series "Smash" were honored by gay and lesbian watchdog group GLAAD at a gala on Saturday that highlighted gay marriage and bullying.
Adam Yauch, a founding member of pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47 after treatment for cancer, according to media reports.
Movie company Ecosse Films today released the first image of British-born actress Naomi Watts in the role of Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic of the late royal, "Diana".
Role of media was at the centre of the political discussion yesterday. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner defended the government-sponsored court reform while Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri signed a decree “to guarantee media protection".