The Ethics Court of Peruvian Press Council (CPP) declared the complaint presented by the journalist founded Marco Sifuentes against Willax TV for the pejorative statements made against him in the program ‘Beto a saber’, of that television station.
According to the facts denounced and collected by the CPP, during the broadcast of the aforementioned program on August 23, the driver described Sifuentes as a mermelero after stating that he received money from different governments to speak well of these, in addition to being sponsored by different public entities.
The resolution indicates that “the qualifier ‘mermelero’ used by the host of the program ‘Beto a saber’ does not have factual support in facts or evidence that effectively demonstrates that state entities or governments have made payments to direct or influence the editorial line of Sifuentes or his program ”.
He adds that “Willax TV has failed to demonstrate corroborating due diligence by asserting, without support, that Sifuentes it has had the auspices of different state organisms ”. In addition, that this medium “has not complied with rectifying the information disseminated.”
It highlights that when publishing an investigation into a serious complaint, without having the version of the accused, a clear violation of the principles of self-regulation of the medium itself is manifested.
Thus, it provides that Willax TV broadcast the resolution to the public opinion on a business day, at the same time that the program was broadcast ‘beto to know‘and without subsequent or previous comments that could alter its meaning.
Establishes the maximum term to publish the ruling seven calendar days.
Invocation. In the resolution of the Ethics Court of the Peruvian Press Council (CPP) the sanctioned media outlet is urged to promote compliance with the ethical principles of journalism, as well as the Willax TV Code of Ethics.