They propose in the World Social Forum to democratize communication in Brazil | News

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Journalists, radio broadcasters, alternative media and representatives of trade union organizations and social movements sent to the Government of Brazil on Wednesday a group of proposals to democratize communication and expand democracy in that nation.


World Social Forum returns to Porto Alegre, Brazil

The delegates participated in the dialogue round "Without democratic communication there is no true democracy", conceived as part of the program of the eighth edition of the World Social Forum, whose sessions take place between January 23 and 28 in the city of Porto Alegre. , Rio Grande do Sul state.

Among the proposals are strengthening the public communication network and the Brazil Communication Company (EBC), expanding the promotion of regional and popular communication, and reforming decree 2615 of 1998, which regulates the Community Broadcasting Service in the country, instituted by Law 9612 of 1998.

The president of the Brazilian Association of Community Radios (Abraço), Geremias dos Santos, appreciated that the community radios law represented a great advance, but the aforementioned decree imposed restrictions that were not in the approved law, and that deprive them of greater range of your signal and financing.

Dos Santos demanded that the AM frequency be maintained for the use of social movements and recalled that throughout the country there are still many medium wave listeners.

In addition, he proposed transforming community radio stations into Communication Points, to give them greater cultural reach. According to Dos Santos, there are more than 8,000 community radio stations in more than 3,000 Brazilian municipalities.

For her part, the coordinator of the Barão de Itararé Media Studies Center, Larissa Gould, highlighted the importance of strengthening alternative and regional media, as well as public and community media.

He specified that the country "has many municipalities that are news deserts (they do not have any communication vehicle)", so this strategy can generate jobs and information in places where the big media do not operate.

During the debates, it was also proposed to include media education content in schools, as a step to combat misinformation, and to retake the EBC Board of Trustees, which was eliminated after the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in 2016.

Among other issues, those attending the dialogue round spoke in favor of strengthening the EBC and the national public communications network, universal access to broadband internet, applying media regulation to avoid their concentration in the hands of few owners. and track grants to combat hate speech and misinformation.

On behalf of the Secretary of Communication of the Presidency of the Republic (Secom), the director of Promotion of Freedom of Expression, of the Secretary of Digital Policies, Samara Castro, participated, who promised to present the proposals to the Minister of Communication, Paulo Pimenta.

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