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LULA: INDEPENDENT MEDIA IS OUR LAST HOPE
In his most recent interview with journalists Joaquim de Carvalho of DCM and Eleonora de Lucena of Tutaméia, the former president says he has underestimated the power of corporate media and exalts the role of independent media; “If I could go back in time, I would have touched on media regulation even though I knew it would be difficult to go through Congress,” he said; watch
JUNE 8, 2019 AT 22:07
247 – Former President Lula praised the importance of alternative media in his most recent interview from the Federal Police headquarters in Curitiba, journalists Joaquim de Carvalho of DCM and Eleonora de Lucena of Tutaméia last week . He has often reported from alternate channel content. “It is the source of information I have, although I can watch Globo newspaper, Bandeirantes, SBT … but it’s white paper newspaper, I have no interest,” he reported.
Lula said that while in office he underestimated the power of the hegemonic press. “I despised the firepower of the big press, I said, ‘Anyone who wants to beat me will have to go out and compete with me.’ ‘And I proudly finished my term with 87% good and 10% regular and 3% % bad and bad that should have been the PSDB committee, “he said. “I think the Bolsonaro will not recognize, but I think he voted for me every time,” he added, with good humor.
“So I underestimated the press because I did not give much importance to the press, and obviously the alternative press did not have the weight it now has, and we are also realizing that the alternative press is not so alternative, because you has the Google monopoly, Youtube, you will soon realize … and they are foreign monopolies, that we do not even have control, “continued the former president.
“But I think that the alternative press is effectively the only hope of democratizing the media in the country. We took a step when I was in government, that we were doing technical media, but I think we need to take another step” , emphasized. “We needed to see a way to fund the alternative media. I know the suffocation that you go through,” he said.
The statement came in response to a question posed by journalist Altamiro Borges, president of the Barão de Itararé Alternative Media Studies Center, about the missed opportunity to promote a democratic regulation of the media during his administration.
“If I could go back in time, I would have touched on the regulation of the media, even though I knew it would be difficult to go to Congress, because everyone there owns radio, TV, but I think it needs to be done.” he concluded.
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