Argentine court delays implementation of media ownership law that would break up monopolies
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In Argentina, a new law to break up media monopolies was to come into force today, but the Clarín Group, the largest media owner in Argentina, has won a last-minute reprieve. The law was passed in 2009, but Clarín won a number of judicial injunctions that delayed its implementation. On Thursday evening, the Argentine Federal Civil and Commercial Court stated that Clarín does not have to sell its radio and television broadcast licenses until the courts rule on the law’s constitutionality. Non-profit and local radio and television stations who had hoped to benefit from the law now have to wait. From Buenos Aires, Eilís O’Neill has more.