The newspaper had been hit by censorship ordered by a judge in Maranhão, but the decision was revoked by the STF edit
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247 – An important decision was taken by the minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Cristiano Zanin, this Friday, 8th. He revoked the censorship imposed on the newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo by judge José Eulálio Figueiredo de Almeida, of the 8th Civil Court of São Luís (MA), according to report from the State of S. Paulo. This censorship had resulted in the exclusion of two reports on concessions of TV retransmitters by the Minister of Communications, Juscelino Filho, to a broadcaster associated with his political group in Maranhão. Judge Figueiredo de Almeida’s decision, taken on Wednesday, 6, also required the journalists responsible for the reports to sign a letter of retraction written by the complainant, TV Difusora do Maranhão.
The reports in question, published on November 29th and 30th of this year, focused on the actions of Juscelino Filho, Minister of Communications, and his decisions in favor of a TV station linked to his political group. In addition to ordering the articles to be removed from the air, the Maranhão judge’s decision included the censorship of the journalists’ and the newspaper’s social networks, prohibiting mention of the reports on digital platforms.
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The intervention of Cristiano Zanin, minister of the STF, suspended the effects of judge Figueiredo de Almeida’s decision. Zanin highlighted the lack of concrete arguments in the previous decision and emphasized the importance of press freedom, citing a Supreme Court judgment with binding effects that guarantees this right. He also highlighted the journalistic interest of the reports, considering the facts presented as true and relevant for the granting of communication services.
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