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How Argentine broadcast law rewards friendly outlets and discriminates against critics

The following is a CPJ Blog post by John Otis, CPJ Andes Correspondent:

The moment polls closed for Argentina's presidential election on October 25, the C5N cable news station breathlessly reported that ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had triumphed and would succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is banned by the constitution from running for a third consecutive term.

"Daniel Scioli has won by a wide margin," announced one of the anchors. "He is Argentina's new president."

Read the full post on CPJ's site.

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