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O raide s instalaes do jornal 24 Horas e a subsequente deliberao sobre a menor-valia do direito proteco das fontes abre espao a uma discusso necessria – a de sabermos se estamos dispostos a abdicar do direito a interpelar, sem receio de represlias, poderes instituidos e seus procedimentos.
Tratar-se- ainda de decidir se a existncia de mecanismos de permanente auto-observao e auto-avaliao representam uma fragilidade ou uma fora da sociedade que partilhamos.
Se, por c, as questes em torno da liberdade de imprensa e das garantias de proteco das fontes so levantadas a propsito de procedimentos pouco claros do Ministrio Pblico, noutras latitudes elas surgem indexadas a percepes de cidadania e de lealdade nacional.
Creio ser til – at para garantir algum distanciamento – ler a prosa do responsvel pela poltica editorial da BBC, Stephen Whittle, no mais recente nmero da British Journalism Review.
Excerto:

We have to be free to gather news and views to serve the society of which we, too, are a part. If we are to continue to enjoy the confidence of the community (…) we cannot afford to be thought of as an extension of the police service or the intelligence agencies. We need people to talk to us. The public needs to have access to that information. The public interest is better served by our being able to report what is happening and get inside the minds of people. That becomes impossible if every step is dogged with the threat of police raids and seizures of journalistic material. Yes, we have responsibilities as citizens, but our responsibility is also to inform our fellow citizens on the nature of the arguments and threats of which they need to be aware.

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