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Milei government suspended public media networks

Workers denounce censorship and intimidation

The government of far-right Argentine President Javier Milei ordered the suspension of transmission and broadcast on social networks and public media websites of any type of content.

This was reported in a statement by the controller of Radio and Television Argentina Sociedad del Estado, Diego Martín Chaher, in which it is noted that this will continue "until the changes in criteria are established."

The measure affects Public Television, National Radio, stations in the interior of the country, FM Clásica, FM Rock, FM Folklorica, Paka Paka and Canal Encuentro.

The argument is that the public media “are in a process of reorganization,” to which journalist Emanuel Respighi, from the newspaper Página 12, responded that this phrase is “the institutional use of the expression with which the last military dictatorship wanted to disguise his systematic plan to kidnap and exterminate people.”

Rejection

In a statement from the Buenos Aires Press Union, workers denounced a plan of “destruction.”

"From the Internal Commissions on National Radio and Public TV we reject the silencing of the social networks of both public media outlets, which will be turned off during an alleged 'restructuring'," they stated.

“We denounce this new example of censorship and intimidation that adds to the silencing of Télam. The Milei government bypassed Congress with the intervention,” they added.

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