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Argentine govt sues media chiefs in newsprint row

Author: Liliana Samuel, AFP, Published on: 22 September 2010

Argentina's government has filed a law suit accusing the heads of the country's two biggest newspapers of complicity with a former military regime in crimes against humanity...[President Cristina Kirchner] released a 26,000-page report last month accusing Clarin [part of Grupo Clarín] and La Nacion of gaining control of Papel Prensa in 1976 with the backing of Argentina's military government...Clarin and La Nacion issued a joint statement slamming the government, charging it is targeting media who do not back its policies. "This new step confirms the institutional alarms both dailies have been sounding in terms of the government's intention to steamroll media which do not agree with official policy," the papers said..."to link that purchase (of Papel Prensa) with crimes against humanity is a moral and legal aberration, utterly lacking any factual basis," they added. [also refers to La Razon (part of Clarin), Tiempo]

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