Opinion: Freedom: A Tale of Three Kings

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first “king” is Roberto Carlos, a star of Brazilian music for at least fifty years, long known as “o Rei”. Some years ago, an unauthorized biography of “the King” was published with material that displeased the king, who went to court and obtained an injunction against the book prohibiting its circulation. He did not allege it was libelous, he simply said it violated his right to privacy.

The STF decided last week, unanimously, that freedom of the press is so important a feature of the Brazilian Constitution, that it trumped Brazil . . .

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