According to a recent decision1 rendered by the 1st Federal Court of Curitiba, Paraná, TV shows are not required to preserve the identity of suspects in the news.
In this case, the Court held that freedom of press should prevail over the fundamental rights of suspects, and that prior censorship would amount to unconstitutional and undemocratic conduct. Therefore, the civil action filed by the Federal Public Prosecutor was dismissed.
Notwithstanding the above, this decision does not exempt the State and media from being held responsible for publishing news that abusively expose individuals.
1 Lawsuit nº 5003424-06.2016.4.04.7000/PR