Starting Friday, July 15, 2011, the Argentine government banned prostitution ads in newspapers and other mass media that were previously legalized. The goal, to combat violence against women.
As loaded AP, the ban was expressly declared president, Cristina Fernandez, who directly reap praise from the protection of women, also from the U.S. Ambassador. From the beginning, Fernandez was confirmed, reducing the sex trade is one of the main goals of her tenure.
Included is prohibited is written messages or images that exploit women, including abuse, defamatory, discriminatory, disrespectful, insulting or threatening the dignity of women.
Also banned, pornogafi overt or loading an image of women, girls, and children who legitimize gender inequality and violence against women.
However, bold policy Fernadez criticized several political opponents. According to them, this policy is feared to be a tool of the state -owned mass media to punish the opposition by removing one of its advertising revenue. In fact, according to supporters of press freedom groups, uneven distribution of advertising between opposition and government-owned media.
Responding to the decision of the governments of Argentina, the U.S. Ambassador, Vilma Martinez, making an open letter praising the president. " Many countries will appreciate this decision, aware of these rules will become ammunition in the fight against sexual crimes, " said Martinez.
Support is also given activists. " The press should be aware of its position as a shaper of public opinion, " said Susana Trimarco, activist movement against the sex trade are active in Argentina since her daughter was kidnapped in 2002 and allegedly trapped in the sex trade.
"Strange, a newspaper ran a story of sexual crimes in the first page, but they run ads that offer sex, " said Trimarco.