Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:34 - Updated Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:33
Media minister recommends balanced journalism
Luanda - Angolan minister of Social Communication João Melo Wednesday in Luanda defended the practice of balanced, pluralistic and diversified journalism, with the participation of all actors in society.
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Media minister, Aníbal João da Silva Melo.
Photo: Pedro Parente
João Melo was speaking at the Editorial Board of the Sector at the presence of CEOs from the State-run Media outlets, such as Angola News Agency (Angop), Edições Novembro (News Paper), Public Television of Angola (TPA) and Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA), where he announced general and specific guidelines for these bodies.
He directed a better alignment, in terms of journalism, information structure of public agencies and called for the need for more public debates with various actors of society.
The minister also recommended the need of more reports, diversifying sources, not restricting only to the official agenda.
In order to increase their credibility, the public Media organs should practice a balanced, pluralistic, diversified, pragmatic and contextualised journalism, he said.
The minister also urged the participants to avoid bureaucratic and administrative journalism.
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