FPF Disciplinary Council process to Sport TV journalist: “serious, illegal and an attack on freedom of the press” – Meios & Publicidade

The Union of Journalists (SJ) considers “serious, illegal and an attack on freedom of the press” the decision of the Disciplinary Council (CD) of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) to institute disciplinary proceedings against Rita Latas, a journalist from Sport TV. for having asked Rúben Amorim a question in the quick interview area outside the context of the game that had just ended, Sporting x Desportivo de Chaves. According to the FPF regulations, this will be a situation that will not fit the regulation of competitions organized by Liga Portugal.

“The Union is surprised by the manifest lack of democratic sensitivity revealed by the FPF CD, composed of distinguished jurists, and is also surprised by the manifest illegality of the regulation of competitions organized by Liga Portugal with regard to this matter. We are facing a very serious form of censorship that is absolutely prohibited in the Portuguese legal system”, highlights the entity, in a statement.

The Union of Journalists also considers that “this practice is likely to constitute a criminal offense such as attacks on Freedom of the Press, so it will report this fact to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for due purposes”.

Source: Meios & Publicidade by www.meiosepublicidade.pt.

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