Behind the conflict led by Juan Grabois and Cristina Pérez As a result of the delivery of land in Mar del Plata by the National State, the journalist disqualified the social leader on Tuesday, March 28, who, according to her gaze, “acted like a hater” during the interview she conducted with him, during which the leader of the Movement of Excluded Workers (MTE) he scolded her in harsh terms. “Cowardice has a first and last name, Juan Grabois”polemicized louis petri in social networks.
“He is a lawyer, he has the knowledge to debate but yesterday he made the decision to stop debating so as not to answer what he did not want to answer to insult me. The interview turned into a chain of insults,” he said.
In this sense, the journalist remarked that “Grabois acted like a haterlike when one expresses an idea on Twitter and from the other side you receive a cascade of offenses”.
Speaking to the program Bread and Circus which is issued by Radio RivadaviaPérez indicated that “here was an unmasked hater who he felt so unpunished that he went out to distribute his hatred and insults“.
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louis petricurrent partner of the host and candidate for governor for Mendoza of Together for Change joined the discussion and repudiated Grabois’s expressions
“Proud of you @Cris_Newsbefore the uncomfortable question, aggression and violence in response. Cowardice has a first and last name, Juan Grabois”, expressed the former deputy on Twitter.
At the same time, Petri raised the tension to the maximum in statements made to infobae: “I think it is not worth stopping at a violent man like Grabois”.
For her part, the journalist stressed that the information she had in her possession was from a journalistic note but “I did not say it as my statement, that’s where he gets angry.”
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He also stated that Grabois “he removed the space for dialogue to turn it into violence” and for this reason it was not possible to continue with the interview.
Origin of the Pérez-Grabois conflict
It all began on Monday afternoon, March 27, when Pérez asked him on his program why Radio Rivadavia about the Complaint for the transfer of a 140-hectare property made by the mayor of General Pueyrredón, Guillermo Montenegro.
This topic, which has been on the media agenda for days, generated a rather heated back and forth between the journalist and the leader, who replied: “What is there is a agroecological project of which I had little knowledge, which is led by CONICET, the University of Mar del Plata, with a civil association, in a land that was idle for at least 25 years, where there is absolutely nothing there, where no family is going to settle, a family farming project is going to be carried out”.
This response prompted a new question from Cristina regarding the fact that she would reach people from La Matanza on said property: “Well, do you know what happens? the news lies. They are people from Mar del Plata, from Batán, from CONICET, from INTA from Mar del Plata and from the University of Mar del Plata.”
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“What is clear is that they distribute land with political affinity, as happens with the Mapuches”the journalist told him and it was after said comment that Grabois’s fury grew.
“You are a xenophobic, you are a racist and you are a classist! What you are saying, the truth, is impressively wicked! What lands that are empty, that they are not going to give them away or sell them, that they are going to leave them in use to carry out an agroecological project for people who need to work the land! The truth is that she is a scoundrel,” he pointed out.
Before finalizing the note, the leader continued with the grievance made by the journalist: “You are a bad person, you are rubbish and you are the clear representation of the problems we have in this country”.
The LED Foundation repudiated “the attacks” of Grabois on Pérez
The Freedom of Expression + Democracy Foundation (LED) repudiated this Tuesday the attacks suffered by the journalist Cristina Pérez by the social leader Juan Grabois.
“In the framework of an interview on the program ‘Cristina No Turnsin Radio Rivadaviaits host, Cristina Pérez was assaulted and wronged by the social leader Juan Grabois. On the air, Grabois described the journalist as a “planera, delinquent, liar, xenophobic” and then continued with the insults saying: “You are a bad person, garbage…” and ended by describing Cristina Pérez as a “fascist”. highlighted the statement.
The LED Foundation added that “in another moment of the Grabois exchange accused the journalist of receiving “subsidies” from the Statearguing that the radio station where he works receives official advertising guideline“.
“These kinds of attacks, particularly when directed at a female journalist, constitute a clear limitation on the exercise of freedom of expression and of the press and the right to access to information enshrined in our National Constitution and in the International Treaties that comprise it,” the entity specified.
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It also indicated that the report “Violence against journalists and media workers: inter-American standards and national practices on prevention, protection, and prosecution” of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, establishes that “according to the information compiled by the Office of the Special Rapporteur, the violence against women journalists because of the work they do has particularities, as a result of social constructions of gender and the discrimination to which women have traditionally been subjected”.
“This violence manifests itself in different ways.from murder, sexual violence, including sexual harassment to intimidation, abuse of power and gender-based threats”, while stressing “the importance of taking into account the gender issue in the study of violence against journalists and the definition of strategies aimed at eradicating it, is reinforced by the obligation of States to fight with due diligence forms of discrimination and violence against women”.
“The IACHR concludes that ‘gender-based violence is one of the most extreme and widespread forms of discriminationwhich severely prevents and annuls the exercise of rights by women`”.
“In cases of violence against women journalists, the States have, in addition to the generic obligations indicated, a reinforced obligation to act with due diligence based on the existing provisions on women’s rights, such as those established in the Belém do Pará,” said LED, who expressed solidarity with the journalist and anticipated that “it will follow up on the case.”
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