The Pro presented a bill to repeal the national chain
The latest and repeated appearances of President Cristina Fernandez sparked the unrest of the opposition. So much so that the block macrista raised an initiative to remove this communication tool. They argue that “discretion may be used to meet short-term political needs.”
The deputies of the Pro finalized a claim of opposition by the successive appearances of the president through a national network. To the point, proposed a bill to repeal the instrument of political communication.
To this end, lawmakers urge macristas repeal section 75 of the Media Law, which states that the Executive Branch and the provincial executive powers “may, in severe cases, exceptional or institutional importance, provide for the integration of the chain national or provincial broadcast, as appropriate, which will be mandatory for all licensees. “
As argued in the text, “the national chain is an obstacle from the authoritarian past.” “In the Internet age, where millions of people access to and information produced continuously and in real time, the national chain is at the museum,” justified.
In addition, the Pro warns that “the massive abuse of this instrument and by the president reveals that, based on the rule without modification, it can be used discretion to satisfy short-term political needs.”
“In a democracy where freedom of expression for everyone is guaranteed, it is not necessary that presidents have a super powerful tool as the national chain of used discretion may limit the right of others to express themselves,” considers the block.
From macrismo explain that “in many countries, the string does not exist as such, but simply asking the authorities to the media dissemination of certain content in emergencies, and these are the grant as part of a normal relationship reasonable space between the holder of which is the state, and its licensees. “
They also clarify that the reporting of acts of State and messages for emergencies or shock states is safeguarded through the duty to cooperate with the media are obliged under the terms of Law 26,522.
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