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Transparency International blasts Brazilian Justice for violating freedom of expression

Thursday, April 18th 2019 - 09:43 UTC
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A decision by Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) to demand the suppression of a media report concerning one of the court’s sitting judges violates the freedom of the press, warns Transparency International Brazil. The demand to remove the report from the internet is unacceptable, risks the international image of Brazil and goes against fundamental principles of the democratic rule of law. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    ”Federal Supreme Court ( STF ) on Tuesday to determine the filing of a classified investigation that investigates false reports and attacks on the court itself and its members.
    The investigation generated controversy in the legal community and was not considered unanimous among the ministers of the Court itself. The initiative, however, received support from entities such as the Association of Brazilian Magistrates (AMB) and the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB).
    The investigation was opened by means of an ordinance, and not at the request of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), as is the practice. Although unusual, the situation is predicted in the Internal Rules of the Supreme Court.“
    Fair comment is always allowed. But opinions given as libel when unprovable are not. As the constitution allows for such remedies for the victimised.
    Freedom of speech isn't absolute as. ”The idea of falsely shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre arose from the Supreme Court's 1919 decision in the case Schenck v. United States. The Court ruled unanimously that the First Amendment, though it protects freedom of expression, does not protect dangerous speech.”

    Apr 19th, 2019 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @Terence Hill

    Fair comment is always allowed

    REF: “violating freedom of expression”:

    Maybe, Venezuela is an excellent example to follow?

    Apr 19th, 2019 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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