Minister and businessman used social media to take a stand against the request made by senator Renan Calheiros
The Minister of Communications, Fabio Faria, used social networks to repudiate the bank secrecy requirement of the Pan Youth Radio made by the senator Renan Calheiros on CPI to Covid-19. In his Twitter profile, the minister said that “it is a mistake to target press vehicles” and defended the plurality of political views. “We need a diversity of ideologies and political positions, without restriction, to guarantee freedom of expression and a democratic society,” said Fábio Faria. Another figure who took a stand in favor of Prime Time Zone was the businessman and former secretary Salim Mattar, who called the senator’s request an “affront to freedom of the press and expression”. “We, the taxpayers, cannot tolerate acts like this that are unacceptable in a democracy,” Mattar said on his Twitter profile. In addition to Fábio Faria and Salim Mattar, Brazilian Association of Radio and Television (Abratel) and the Gaucho Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (Agert) also repudiated the request made by the senator.
It is a mistake to target press vehicles such as Prime Time Zone, which plays an essential role for the country. We need unrestricted diversity of ideologies and political positions to guarantee freedom of expression and a democratic society.
— Fábio Faria 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 (@fabiofaria) July 31, 2021
The absurd request for breach of confidentiality by Prime Time Zone made by Renan Calheiros is an affront to freedom of the press and expression. We, the people, the #taxpayers we cannot tolerate acts like this, unacceptable in a democracy.
– Salim Mattar (@salimmattarbr) August 1, 2021