Eduardo Bertoni, nominado a Director de la AFTIC (Autoridad Federal de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones)

El Director del Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información UP fue nombrado por el bloque UNEN.

More AFTIC directors named 

Miguel Giubergia, Eduardo Bertoni

Opposition leaders yesterday nominated their representatives for the AFTIC communications watchdog during a session of the Bicameral Commission to Ensure the Implementation of Digital Argentina.

The Radical (UCR) party nominated Miguel Giubergia, a national lawmaker from Jujuy province, as their director at AFTIC while the UNEN bloc appointed Eduardo Bertoni, head of the Centre for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University.

The move completes the nominations that have to be carried out by Congress, since last week the ruling Victory Front (FpV) had appointed Federico Bekerman, an economist with close ties to Economy Minister Axel Kicllof.

AFTIC was created by the national government following the dictates of Digital Argentina, a telecommunications regulation passed last year that replaced a law from 1972. Its board of directors echoes the composition of the AFSCA media watchdog led by Martín Sabbatella.

AFTIC will have a 15 billion-peso annual budget as it will be in charge of the management of the National Communications Commission (CNC), Communications Secretariat (Secom), Argentina Conectada and the public mail.

Five of the seven directors would be close to the government: the two directors appointed by the executive, three proposed by the Congress, one proposed by the provincial governments and one by the Federal Council.  

Herald staff.-