Abraji criticizes elections prosecutor for filing legal complaint against journalists

  • Source: Abraji
  • March 14, 2024

"This week, public prosecutor Fabiano Augusto Petean, from the 1st Electoral Zone in São Paulo, filed a legal complaint against two journalists for alleged attempts to influence the election for the government of São Paulo. The focus of the complaint is based on reports about the shooting that occurred during the campaign for current governor Tarcísio de Freitas (Republicans), in Paraisópolis, in October 2022.


Abraji repudiates the prosecutor's complaint and warns of the danger that, in a new election year, this type of judicial harassment can end up intimidating and provoking self-censorship among journalists who must, as a professional duty, scrutinize the candidates' actions, regardless of political party."

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