Press highlights research on smuggling

Research reveals that one in three Brazilians has already bought contraband products

The unprecedented survey that showed how Brazilians see smuggling, released in May, had great repercussions in the media. Hundreds of newspapers, magazines and radio and television stations highlighted the study, which revealed that 77% of people believe that smuggling harms the country and 86% see a relationship between this practice and other crimes. The survey was carried out by Datafolha at the request of ETCO-Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics, with the support of the Movement in Defense of the Brazilian Legal Market.

At least 92 vehicles from 9 states made their own report on the subject. In addition, it was released by agencies that distribute content to vehicles across the country, such as Agência Brasil and RádioWeb - only the latter accounted for the transmission of the news by 269 stations in 26 states.

One of the biggest highlights was given by Bom Dia Brasil, from Rede Globo, the most watched morning newscast in the country. In all, the program devoted more than 6 minutes to the topic in its May 25 edition, the date of the research's release. In addition to the report and comments made by presenters Ana Paula Araújo, Chico Pinheiro and Rodrigo Bocardi, the results pointed out by the research were the subject of analysis by journalist Alexandre Garcia, who addressed the problems brought by smuggling to the Brazilian economy and the role of the government in combating this practice.

Still on television, the research had repercussions on open networks, such as TV Gazeta, from São Paulo, and SBT, and cable channels, such as Bandnews TV and Globonews - in the latter, with the presence of ETCO president Evandro Guimarães. He also participated in the journalist Milton Jung's program - broadcast during the most popular time on CBN radio - and was the author of an article on the subject published in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper the day after the research was published.


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