‘Our Constitution does not allow prior censorship,’ says Thaméa Danelon about a media regulation project – Prime Time Zone


Special program was presented by Gabriel Cruz and featured comments by Cristina Graeml and José Carlos Bernardi

Young panSpecial program was attended by attorney Thaméa Danelon

Presented by Gabriel Cruz, the special program “Freedom of expression“, gives Young pan, debated recent statements by Lula about his proposed regulation of the media. In addition to commentators Cristina Graeml e José Carlos Bernardi, the program had the participation of the regional prosecutor of the Republic Thaméa Danelon, which sees no need to regulate the media. She recalled that the Federal Constitution does not allow prior censorship. “I don’t see any need to want to regulate or legislate on press freedom because it is constitutional. It is provided for in the constitution, as well as freedom of expression and expression. So, when you intend to regulate in some way, that actually, if you regulate it would mean censorship, to prevent people from expressing their opinion, it would be prior censorship. And our Constitution does not allow prior censorship”, said the prosecutor, who continued: “It is important to make clear what this regulation of the media would be like. Looks like they’re threats. It appears that these are intimidating acts. Let’s make it clear how it needs to be regulated, what needs to be regulated, what has to be provided for by law, it is not very clear. But everything suggests that this is the case, a prior censorship”.

the former president Lula (PT) reinforced, this Tuesday, 31, in an act against the impeachment of the also former president Dilma Rousseff, which is in favor of press control. During the event to launch the book “Brazil: Five Years of Coup and Destruction”, organized by the Perseu Abramo Foundation and the Workers’ Party, the PT member spoke about media regulation. “They treat the regulation of the press as if it were abnormal for someone to want to democratize, someone to want to have the right to respond, someone to want to have the right to be treated with decency, with dignity, which, most of the time, we are not,” he said. Squid. The former president precisely blamed the media for the process that culminated in the ex-president’s impeachment in 2016. “What was Dilma’s impeachment? What was the impeachment that we suffered in 2016, if not the perpetuation and consecration of a behavior of the press that was totally favorable to the coup?”, he asked.

In addition to the prosecutor’s speeches, the program’s commentators also analyzed the declarations of the left’s main name for the 2022 election. of the people. “Absolutely undemocratic. It’s exactly what tyrants like to do. Restraining freedom of expression and preventing people from expressing their thoughts. That’s how dictatorships start. They start by stealthily taking away the liberties people have to speak out so they can’t oppose or complain about the wrong things they see happening in government. Lula already expressed this openly in his government”, he said. José Carlos Bernardi, in turn, considered that this regulation will not affect “the journalists who are friends” in power, but the population. “We are taking a serious risk with this whole narrative, that the press is to blame and that the media must be regulated. It won’t be a ‘shut up’ for the journalist friends, for the ‘friends of power’”, said Bernardi, mocking the use of neutral language, an agenda of the left. “This ‘shut up’ will be on social media, for the common citizen, who will have the gag. He will no longer be able to speak out because he can scratch the image and vanity of the powerful.”

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