Praise to Bolsonaro during Brazil game could be a crime of responsibility

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Analysts say that praise for Jair Bolsonaro during Brazil’s match against Peru broadcast by state-owned TV Brasil may constitute a crime of responsibility or administrative improbity edit


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247 – The praise for Jair Bolsonaro during the game between Brazil and Peru broadcast on Tuesday, 13, by the public broadcaster TV Brasil – of the Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC) – may constitute a crime of responsibility or administrative improbity, according to analysts heard by Estadão / Broadcast.

They argue that Bolsonaro’s pleas for transmission go against the principle of impersonality set out in the Constitution, which prohibits personal promotion of public officials in official programs.

The game’s narrator, André Marques, sent Bolsonaro a “special hug” in both stages of the match. In the second half, the narrator read a note of thanks to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), on behalf of the executive secretary of the Ministry of Communications, Fábio Wajngarten.

CBF intermediated with the Peruvian football federation so that TV Brasil was the only channel open to broadcast the game – a request from the federal government. “According to the Constitution, official advertising must be educational, informative and social. It cannot be promoted by the public agent or any other servant, such as the president or a minister,” said Thiago Lima Breus, associate professor of Administrative Law and Public Management from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR).

The case was also commented on in the program Good night 247 on TV 247 with José Trajano, journalist and former director of ESPN. See the moment of the discussion:

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