But a new law proposed by President Cristina Fernández raises some interesting issues. She proposes to limit the the number of broadcast licenses that a single firm can hold, and allow telecoms companies to operate cable television networks. The law would also reserve a third of broadcast frequencies for nonprofit groups such as universities, and set minimum quotas for Argentine films, music and programs. (Her meeting with the movie-makers is pictured.)
I don't have any ideological problem with limits on the number of media outlets that any one person or entity can control ... but I might be wrong on that. Are there dangers that I don't see? This proposal seems pretty openly aimed at Grupo Clarín, which is a big critic of the president. In addition, about a year ago she proposed to establish a government watchdog that would call out media bias, although nothing appears to have come of it.
What do you think?