414.4 Challenges of ensuring human rights and human dignity and placement of print media in Pernambuco

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 5:09 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Aline SOUTO , Departamento de Servišo Social, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Danielle SOARES , Departamento de Servišo Social, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
This paper is proposed to discuss the influence of journalistic media in the universalization of human rights and the denial of them in the contemporary study and analysis of reports from the newspaper Diário de Pernambuco, during the military dictatorship in Brazil in the 1960s. The discussion developed here considers the present denial of rights is opposed to the principle of human dignity which is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Federal Constitution of 1988.

The Declaration contributed relevantly to the incorporation of the fundamental principle of human dignity in the constitutional system of Brazil, through the Federal Constitution of 1988. Inaugurating the " lawful dimension " a new era of democratic life, based on human rights, to deny the dictatorship, to revive freedom, but fails to attack effectively the social and regional inequalities, pledging to build a society without exploitation, or humanly emancipated.

Human rights are understood as a whole "universal" and "indivisible" of people's rights and of humanity  and in Brazil, the denial of these rights, as we do not face satisfactorily  the “social question”, represents a setback that does resurface interpretations of rights, that are related to the period comprising the first six months of military dictatorship. In the analysis of the newspaper of Pernambuco, one realizes that deny the inequalities arising from the exploitation of one class over another, denying, as the need to eliminate exploitation and achieve equal rights, considering the human dignity principle.

Thus one of the challenges for the twenty-first century is a struggle for human rights and socialization of wealth, but only after we ensure that these struggles at the level of real recognition of human dignity, provided that the Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of 1988, surpassing the interpretation of human rights during his dictatorship.