Thursday 14.4.2016 in Expression
Argentina is a relatively safe country for journalists, but there have been cases of harassment and political intimidation by provincial governments. In December 2013, Juan Pablo Suárez, a newspaper editor, was arrested and later accused of sedition and inciting collective violence under the highly criticized antiterrorism law. In another case, the home of radio journalist Sergio Hurtado was attacked by two armed men who warned him to stop reporting about drugs. Argentina lacks a federal access to information law. Reliable statistics have also been lacking for several years as a result of governmental manipulation.In 2009, Congress approved a law to regulate the broadcast media that includes provisions to increase plurality in the media. The legislation was heavily opposed by opposition political leaders and large media groups, arguing that the government in power would have too much influence over the media.