“In the course of our public interventions or in the Great and General Council or, more recently, within international organizations, we focused on what we consider a question not only of form but also of substance: respect for different roles that each of us is called to cover within civil society “.
I write it Young Christian Democrats of San Marino. “A discourse that applies primarily to the social partners, but even more so to politicians, who in the past have often failed to fulfill what should be their primary duty. Our Republic, in this sense, has always proved to be at the forefront, thanks also to the introduction of laws which, in the name of transparency and democracy, had as their main purpose to separate certain spheres of influence and avoid as much as possible forms of interference. This is a fundamental premise as we wish to connect to the controversies that are raging on the issue of press freedom these days. In fact, on the one hand we witnessed, with great resignation, the resignation en bloc of the Information Authority, chaired by Sonia Tura. If a journalist with proven professionalism and experience like the Tura decided to make such a significant gesture, which had profound motivations, which perhaps as a politician she could try to understand. On the other hand, with a law that undoubtedly considers positive and improves for the freedom of the press in our country and for which we have already had the opportunity to congratulate the Secretary Lonfernini, new very important tasks are assigned to a body such as the Guarantor Authority. as regards the issue of transparency. However, perhaps, that body has not been provided with the tools, material but also regulatory, to be able to carry out the task that has been assigned in a serene and functional manner and the discontent that has arisen within the Guarantor Authority is proof of this. . We do not intend to take sides either in favor or against one of the parties in question, but we hope for the opening of a broad reflection that will allow the impasse that has arisen to happen. So we intend to address in the first place to the Secretary of State, Teodoro Lonfernini, underlining the need to guarantee the separation between information and politics, avoiding invasions of the field both on one side and on the other. We believe perfectly perfectly, and also logical, that a newspaper has a greater inclination for one political side than for another. This is part of the process and also part of the democratic debate. But it is equally important that the publication moves within a legislation and that prepares bodies responsible for monitoring the quality and independence of information. In our opinion, the priority at the moment is to quickly restore a climate of serenity within the world of San Marino information and in its relations with politics: an objective on which the competent Secretariat of State is already working ”.