Argentina wants to remove Clarín and La Nación reps from newsprint board

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  • November 29, 2010

By Maira Magro

The Argentine government has initiated new legal action against the newspapers Clarín and La Nación in order to remove the two companies' eight representatives from the board of Papel Prensa, the largest producer of newsprint in the country, Perfil.com reports. The government also wants “judicial intervention” against the papers in response to “numerous and serious irregularities” at the company.

The conflict is an outgrowth of broader tensions between the two newspapers and the government, as all three parties hold a stake in the company.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.