Argentina Government Takes Control of Newsprint

In the digital age, it seems that newsprint still matters.

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In Argentina, the Senate has just voted to put it under the control of the government.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez believes until now, the fact that opposition newspapers had majority ownership of the company that manufactures newsprint gave an unfair advantage to her political opposition.

But critics say putting the government in control of the supply of newsprint is a challenge to free expression.

Lisa Mullins speaks to an reporter Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires.