United Nations 3rd General Assembly´s Committee - Social, Humanitarian & Cultural


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Media Censorship and the treatment of journalists

During its history, the Argentine Republic has experienced censorship and persecution of journalists opposed to those who hold power and this has made Argentine even more concerned by freedom of the press when it turned into a democracy. For this reason the Constitution protects freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, condemning only libel and slander. Moreover, there is no restriction of access to the Internet. In 2013 Argentina, which is a member of the Human Rights Council, sponsored the resolution on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, which unequivocally condemned all attacks against media workers and called for the creation of independent structures to preserve the freedom of the press.

However media pluralism is a major issue in Argentina, due to the controversial allocation of state advertising funds and to a frequency allocation system ...

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