New Argentine government fires ‘activist’ media regulator

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s new government fired the country’s chief media regulator on Wednesday, saying the head of the AFSCA television and radio watchdog commission was openly acting against the country’s new centre-right President Mauricio Macri. Regulator Martin Sabbatella had led previous President Cristina Fernandez’s crack down on then opposition media group Clarin. Early this month he claimed Macri, who was inaugurated on Dec. 10, was orchestrating a “mafia plot” to get rid of him. His firing followed the forcing out of central bank chief Alejandro…

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