Abraji condemns press censorship in reports on Arthur Lira, president of Chamber of Deputies

  • Source: Abraji
  • June 24, 2024

"Abraji considers the escalation of judicial decisions determining the removal of content in cases filed by the president of the Chamber, Arthur Lira , against journalists and press outlets as an attack on journalistic work. The situation worsened this week, with a monocratic decision by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Supreme Federal Court (STF, for its acronym in Portuguese), which took down media links that contained an interview in which the parliamentarian's ex-wife accuses him of physical, psychological and sexual violence. At the end of this Wednesday, June 19, the minister partially revoked the decision and reactivated some of the journalistic links, but others remain unavailable."

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