On the evening of Friday, August 9, the Information Regulatory Council held its first public ‘observation’ after summoning reporters, interviewers, and public authorities in order to improve the quality of their language when making statements in social media.
Through his Twitter account, one of the members of the Board, Roberto Wohlgemuth, delivered a so-called “public opinion“, dated from last Friday, in the text referred to the blotter news, talk shows and political debates in the media in which interviewers and guests resort to insulting words, which would not comply with the respect for human rights, as set in Article 71 of the Communications Act.
Under this argument the Regulatory Council urged the press to perform in an “ethical and responsible” information to ensure respect for these rights. In the two-page text does not call attention to any media or public actor.
During the course of this week the Council is scheduled to hold meetings to end the development of regulations and internal operation with other rules to implement the Communications Act.