Argentina's message war
Argentina's message warIs media fueling the country's anti-government protests?
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 19:30 GMT / 2:30 EST:
Recent anti-government protests in Argentina have been the largest in ten years, with hundreds of thousands turning out across the country. Online, demonstrators are vowing to return to the streets to protest what they say are increasingly authoritarian moves by President Cristina Kirchner.
Government supporters insist the movement is being driven by right-wing media misinformation. In particular, Kirchner has sparred with the country's largest media group, Clarin, which controls 50 per cent of Argentina's print circulation as well as one of the biggest television networks in the region. The company is under an ultimatum to downsize by next month -- the same date planned for the next round of major protests.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Rick Rockwell @rickrockwell
Professor of Journalism, American University
Professor of Latin American Studies, Georgetown University
Camila Blanco @camilablan
Advisor, Federal Department of Security
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