Policies of Communication Seminar: the right to broadcast and the voice of the public space

According to Portuguese law, the right to broadcast is the right recognized to political parties, trade union organizations, professional and representative of economic activities, as well as to other social organizations of national scope, according to their relevance and representativity, at times broadcasting on the public radio and television service. With no exact equivalent in the Brazilian context, this right was investigated by an advanced post-doctoral scientific stage of Delcia Vidal, a professor at the University of Brasília, and will be the theme of the next session of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Culture Policies, scheduled for this Wednesday, March 20.

To evaluate how the aerial right in Portugal is exercised and to identify the topics treated by the organizations that have access to this space were the guiding objectives of the work developed by the Brazilian researcher who spent the last semester in the Communication and Society Research Centre. In this edition of the seminar, Delcia Vidal will share the results of the observation and analysis she made from legal documents and a sample of broadcasting rights in RTP.

What does the right to broadcast in terms of the right to information mean? What relevance can this right have in terms of promoting active citizenship? How can the Portuguese model inspire Brazilian initiatives that give voice to the citizen? These are some of the issues that may trigger the debate between the CECS visiting researcher and the participants. The meeting, which will last for one and a half hours, starts at 4:30 p.m. and takes place at the Image Laboratory, room 0.08 (floor 0) of the ICS.

[Posted: 03-03-2019]