The government is following “with great concern” the policy of the SportTV journalist

Pedro Adão e Silva emphasised that the press is, “by definition, free to ask any questions they need”.

The Minister of Culture, Pedro Adão e Silva, confirmed on Thursday that he follows “with concern” the resolution of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) to impose a choice to punish the journalist of Sport TV, stressing that it restricts freedom.

“I comply with with enthusiasm the resolution that restricts the freedom of the press and that endangers the fundamental ideas of our structure,” mentioned Pedro Adão e Silva, who was quoted in the assertion.

The official additionally emphasised that journalists are, “by definition, free to ask any questions they need.”

Therefore, the minister requested the FPF Disciplinary Council to evaluation his opinion.

The Union of Journalists this Wednesday “assaults on the freedom of the press” the process established on August 30 in the query requested to the coach of Sporting Rúben Amorim.

This occurred when a journalist from SportTV requested, in a fast interview, at the finish of the recreation between Sporting and Desportivo de Chaves (0-2) in the I Soccer League, a query to the coach of “lions” “from the recreation that had simply ended, ” the group defined in its assertion.

The query that didn’t happen in the most incessantly requested recreation, about the former Sporting participant, participant Slimani, is “a scenario that is not appropriate with the competitions organized by Liga Portugal”, he added.

The Association of Sports Journalists (CNID) additionally thought of that the technique towards the journalist is “absurd”, saying that journalists “can’t be evaluated by any federal company or league, or any group”.

For its half, the Disciplinary Council of the FPF defined this Wednesday, in its assertion, that “it must be punished in a abstract dialogue or provoke a choice if the prison proof is recognized”, including that the info was out there. in the official report of the recreation, held in Lisbon on 27 August.

The FPF additionally recalled that “journalists who perform their duties throughout the match are match supporters” in accordance with the guidelines of competitions organized by Liga Portugal.

For pressing questions (pressing interviews) must be answered “solely” what occurs in the recreation and “violations of this rule” must be established in the guidelines of regulation, he added.

The CD additionally emphasised that it might have agreed instantly in a short dialogue, nevertheless it understood that “the penalty have to be established in order that, by analyzing intimately, the want for cooperation between the safety of sports activities and sports activities. the safety of freedom of speech”.

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