At The Listening Post, we have been chronicling the media story out of Buenos Aires for a few years now: at the centre is a piece of legislation passed by the Kirchner government in 2009 - a media law.

This law was created by the Kirchner hegemony to get even with one of its critics. 

Martin Echevers, head of communications at Clarin

The government sold the law as a way to correct a media concentration problem - a way to allow new voices to compete for attention.

One of the most ambitious aspects of the law was that it ruled that the market should be divided into three equal parts - one-third for privately owned media, one-third for outlets owned by the state, and the remaining third for non-profits, community-controlled media.

Some accused President Cristina Kirchner of using the law to bring down her political enemies at a conglomerate called Grupo Clarin - Clarin is the biggest media company in the country - and it is not even close.

But those in favour of the bill say it is bigger than that, that it is about democratisation - and changing rules that go back to Argentina's days under a military dictatorship.

But it has been more than five years since the law was passed and Grupo Clarin is as big as ever.

The Listening Post's Marcela Pizarro reports from Buenos Aires on a media law that is more than just a battle between the government and big business.

Source: Al Jazeera