Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to demonstrate against journalists who complied with dictatorship

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  • April 20, 2010

By Maira Magro

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of women whose children disappeared during the dictatorship (1976-1983), have organized a demonstration April 29 to give an "ethical and political judgement of those journalists complicit" with the military regime.

The gathering will take place near the government palace (the "Casa Rosada" or "Pink House"), in the plaza where the group marches every Thursday afternoon to keep alive the memory of the crimes committed during the "Dirty War." The event marks the 33rd anniversary of the group.

“The complicit silence, concealment and lies made state terrorism be able to annihilate thousands of people," the announcement says. “Many journalists who knew what was happening were participants of that genocide."

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.