Macri Gov’t to Take teleSUR off Argentine TV Service in 15 Days

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Source:  TeleSUR

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teleSUR was founded in 2005. | Photo: teleSUR

The notice was delivered as Argentine journalists marched to decry a clampdown on freedom of expression under Macri.

The government of Mauricio Macri served notice that in 15 days Argentines will no longer enjoy broadcasts from the regional news network, teleSUR, over the government’s Open Digital Television.

IN DEPTH:  Don’t Silence teleSUR!

teleSUR President Patricia Villegas took to social media Wednesday to denounce what media watchdogs are calling “censorship” on the part of the right-wing Argentine president and his government.

Villegas published the letter sent from Argentine officials which outlined that the decision was “based on the need to renew the program listings for our Experimental System of Digital Terrestrial Television and Satellite Television System.”

The inability of the Argentine government to direct the network’s editorial line

In March, however, the head of Media and Public Content Argentina…

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