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Argentine court seizes radio companies over damages owed to journalist

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  • November 4, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

A Buenos Aires labor court has claimed legal ownership over several of the Spanish company Prisa’s radio holdings in Argentina, in order to guarantee that Radio Continental pays more than $1 million in damages for firing journalist Rolando Hanglin, El Mundo reports. The ruling affects seven radio stations.

According to Perfil, the court and the companies involved are negotiating who will pay Hanglin, who was fired in 2006 when the station was being restructured.

If they do not come to an agreement, the court could auction the stations to raise the required money, El Comercio Online explains.

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.

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