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Argentina: Civil society unites to defend against ‘media concentration’

 |  April 26, 2016

The Argentine capital of Buenos Aires hosted last week the IV Iberoamerican Seminar on Media Advocacy, with the title “The rights of the Audience in a concentrated telecommunications scenario”

Members of various Universities, social organizations, media and public officials from 21 countries across the Americas signed a statement, which points “with worry at how several countries in the region have passed norms that favor concentration in telecommunications, diminishing an aspect of Human Rights to mere business, which in turn is concentrated in the hands of a small group while having negative impacts on citizens’ plurality, diversity, inclusion and participation in civil society.

Over three days the seminar invited debates and a plural exchange on the state of communications in Latin America. The participants also pointed out that organizations, like advocacy groups and the like can “contribute to a true democratization of communications and the promotion of high quality media production.”

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