Argentine Government Suspends Public Media Outlets for Reorganization

The Argentine government suspended public media outlets’ social media accounts and websites on Tuesday as part of a “reorganization” process aimed at “improving the content produced.” This measure has been accused of “censorship” by the media union.

“This decision has been made to temporarily pause all content on the social media and websites of public media,” stated a communiqué published across all public media’s social networks.

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The websites display a banner reading “Site under reconstruction.”

This is another measure by President Javier Milei’s government against public media, which the president accuses of being a “propaganda tool” and has included in a privatization bill.

The Buenos Aires Press Union (SIPREBA) issued a statement rejecting “the silencing of the social networks of both media outlets (Radio Nacional and TV Pública)” and accused the measure of “censorship and intimidation, adding to the silencing of Télam.”

In March, the government announced the suspension of the state news agency Télam, which remains paralyzed with its workers inactive. In May, it ordered the closure of 13 of its correspondents’ offices in the country’s interior.

Also in March, the government suspended all weekend newscasts on Public Television, along with the cancellation of all live programs, except for some news broadcasts.

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Ignacio Teson
Ignacio Teson
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Ignacio Teson is an Economist and Financial Analyst. He has more than 7 years of experience in emerging markets. He worked as an analyst and market operator at brokerage firms in Argentina and Spain.
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