A bill currently pending in the Senate wants to force broadcasters to devote time to programming to publicize actions by the Federal Government and the legislative and judicial powers. It’s like a video version of Voice of Brazil, currently present on radio stations.
O text is authored by Senator Soraya Thronicke (PSL-MS) and amends law No. 4,117. Bill 5.833 / 2019 establishes that open TV channels are required to relay daily official information from the powers of the Republic.
The channels would have to reserve 18 minutes of uninterrupted programming, of which 10 minutes would be dedicated to the Executive Branch, “highlighting the acts of the President of the Republic and the achievements of the State”. The other eight minutes would be divided equally for disclosures by the Legislative and Judiciary.
The project also establishes that the government’s schedule is shown in prime time, between 7 pm and 10 pm. The justification of the project highlights the capillarity of broadcast TV broadcasts, and states that the measure is necessary for complementing the broadcasts made on the radio, which does not reach the new generations who grew up watching television.
On Twitter, the author of the project once again equates Voz do Brasil on TV with Radio. Thronicke says that “no one has ever complained” and that anyone who does not want to broadcast the broadcasts must leave the open broadcast mode.
In a video, the congresswoman says that the project is important “at a time when part of the media cannot be trusted, because the information is manipulated and is not taken to you”, and that “the people need to know what is happening in direct government of government ”.
Tecnocast 127 – Stupid technology laws
We are seeing a series of bills related to technology under way in Congress. If approved, the new rules could affect streaming platforms, transport services by application and even 5G – which has not yet had time to land here, but already runs the risk of being banned due to the “radiation hazard”.
Who is making these laws, at the very least, questionable? And who are they interested in? Is there any technical basis for them? (No.) In today’s program, we comment on our view of some of the projects of deputies and senators in Brazil. Play and come with us!