“The history of the media in the Argentine Republic is going to change”

The national deputy of the Frente de Todos for the City of Buenos Aires Gisela Marziotta this Friday celebrated the initiative approved by the Lower House that promotes gender parity in the audiovisual media and considered that “this law will change the history of the media in the Argentine Republic.”

“We are expanding rights and we know that when we expand rights it is annoying. There were many reactions from this project and they even pressured deputies to change their vote, that shows us that we are on the right path ”, said the legislator. And I add: “In order to eradicate gender-based violence, we need equity and transversality in the media.”

The initiative promotes gender parity from a sexual diversity perspective in the sound and television broadcasting services of the National State. The project was approved this Friday morning and Converted into law with 134 affirmative votes contributed by the Front of All, and the Federal interblocks, and the Federal Unit for Development.

Most of the deputies of Together for Change stood up at the time when the general vote of the initiative promoted by Periodistas Argentinas was going to take place and the nine who stayed in the room did so against it. About, Marziotta regretted that “the opposition has tried to divert attention from the objective or the spirit of the law. It is not a law that is punitive. What is sought is to promote that from the media we continue with the deconstruction of a patriarchal discourse ”.

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The legislator highlighted the effort being made by the Frente de Todos in gender matters. “We have been working from politics first with the quota law, then the parity law, the Micaela law, now we need this transformation to reach the media,” he said.

“The media of our country today lags behind, they are not up to the demands of society, women and diversity. If they are so concerned about the incentive to implement it, is it because they already think about not complying with it? “, he questioned.

In that sense, he highlighted the sanction of the regulations and said that “this law promotes equity. It is not the demand of women who want to be journalists but of a society that wants to end violence for gender reasons ”.

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