Relative peace

The war between government and media that marked the Kirchner years has eased up since Mauricio Macri became president in December 2015. The 2009 media law, which encouraged pluralism and provided for a better distribution of frequencies between state, privately-owned, and community media, was modified as soon as Macri took over. The new legislation encourages a greater concentration of media ownership, especially by big media groups such as Clarín, which had to surrender some of its broadcast frequencies after a long legal battle during Cristina Kirchner’s second term as president.

in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index



54 in 2016

Global score


25.09 in 2016

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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