No other party holds a public concession to operate a TV channel. For this reason, the request was taken to the Ministry’s legal consultancy, which confirmed the rejection based on several laws. In the analysis, the conclusion was that “Brazilian legislation does not allow political parties to have public concessions for television and radio channels”.
Pasta says that the criteria followed were technical. “The Ministry also clarifies that there was no type of political pressure and that the decision was strictly technical, based on the criteria of current legislation”, says a released note.
PT must appeal. In a statement to CNN Brasil, the PT’s Communication Secretary, federal deputy Jilmar Tatto (PT-SP), criticized the decision and the minister of the portfolio, Juscelino Filho: “That’s what happens when putting Bolsonaro as director of the Ministry of Communications”, he stated.
Party says it wants a communication channel to “spread militancy ideas and proposals”. In the request, sent in June last year, the PT mentioned its intention to create content with a “pedagogy of political-party participation” that would go “beyond the act of voting”. The PT also presented a survey that showed that, at the time, there were 49 vacant channels across the country with the possibility of concession from the Ministry of Communications.
*With information from Estadão Conteúdo