In his complaint, Abby refers to the “collapse of freedom of expression in Brazil”, where the government occasionally “puts pressure” on professionals who are subject to legal action for hurting the president’s “honor.”
STF Judge Rosa Weber asked Bolsonaro to appear within ten days of responding to Abby’s appeal because it was “beautiful and compelling”.
According to Weber, the guarantee of journalism is of particular importance in safeguarding the social order and basic guarantee of the rule of law.
In early April, the National Federation of Journalists (FENAZ) expressed concern to Congress about the pressure on press professionals. Fenaz says the government is using the dictatorial National Security Act to intimidate the media. (On the handle).
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