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Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30 - Updated Tue, 07 May 2019 17:30

ERCA calls for strictness in exercise of journalism

Luanda - The chairperson of the Angolan Mass Media Regulatory Identity (ERCA) Adelino Marques de Almeida Tuesday in Luanda cautioned the professionals against false news reports.

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Adelino de Almeida, Erca chairperson

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Adelino de Almeida was speaking during a lecture on the challenges of social communication and fake news, highlighting the need for a rigorous and contradictory assessment.

He said that the objective is to provide the public with truthful information, in accordance with journalistic rules and regulations.

To Adelino de Almeida, if a journalist fails to abide by the norms learned in the school he/she risks disseminating false information.

He defended truthful news report subject to confirmation and within the technical standards of elaboration, crossing the sources of information.

"The news must be produced by well skilled journalists," he said.

The official warned that any journalist who carries false news, without confirmation, may be punished, although it is not Erca's job to discipline journalists.

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