Media have always had close links with the political power in Argentina, which, however, did not always meant to indulge those governments in office. But even when the relationship was far from friendly, groups in the public administration kept providing large corporations and media groups with generous support. In addition, large amounts of money have been invested in media in order to improve or clean the public images of politicians, businessmen or companies. Media consumption rates in Argentina are higher than those in the rest of Latin American countries.
On other matters, there were different degrees of censorship limiting the circulation of news and opinions, during both dictatorial and constitutional governments, until 1983. Since the end of the last dictatorship, freedom of opinion has been growing in media. The following timeline shows the evolution of media in Argentina and their relationship with the political power: