ANGOP portal unveils new services

  • Pormenor da Redacção Nacional da Agência de notícias (ANGOP)
Luanda - The new website of Angolan news agency (Angop-E.P), to be launched next Tuesday, 3 November, will bring new services and greater interaction with users.

The information was revealed Friday by the chairman of the board, Josué Salusuva Isaías, who highlighted the possibility of broadcasting live, via Streaming, events that justify it.

"We want to mark the festivities with the launch of the new portal, which brings more responsibility, opening a larger space in the provision of more services to users, such as news, reports, interviews, videos, photos, with greater facility of search and open social networks. It also brings a classifieds service, a closed space for collection of services" he added.

Josué Isaías said that Angop is currently experiencing a moment of technical social transformation, whose objective is to improve the service and social conditions of the workers, with the sole purpose of also improving the quality of the product made available to users.

" The mission is to raise the agency's performance in the national information system. We have introduced a series of transformations, among which the salary readjustment, the attribution of a health insurance card, the conclusion and ready to apply the new occupational qualifier, the rehabilitation and modernisation of the newsrooms, the new data centre, the internet system with a link that connects the headquarters and all the provincial delegations and the new means of reporting transport", he pointed out.

According to the CEO, funding is being sought at this time for the construction of a new headquarters, the creation of the agency's bureau in all the municipalities, to expand news coverage, especially that of Zango, which will come soon.

With regard to the present, Josué Isaías said that it has been a "rather" difficult year, in which the constraints imposed by the financial crisis had joined the Covid-19 pandemic.

Josué Isaías said that, as a result of the willingness and spirit of commitment of the professionals, the company was undergoing increasing development and modernisation.

The company was set up in July 1975 as Agência Nacional Angola Press (ANAP). At that time, its work was distributed in the form of a bulletin.

In October of the same year, ANGOP adopted its current and definitive name, Agência Angola Press, at the proposal of the then President of the Republic, António Agostinho Neto, and launched, on 30th of that month, the first dispatch with the new acronym.

Three years later, on 2 February 1978, the agency was transformed into a state media body, with the publication of presidential decree 11/78, on 2 February, in the State Gazette.

From then on, the foundations were laid for its growth and development, which would come to pass in the 1980s. At that time, ANGOP already had about 300 workers, most of them journalists, working 24 hours a day, all over the country (18 provinces) and abroad with five delegations (Portugal, Brazil, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Congo).

In 2013 it entered with a technological and human framework in constant transformation and updating, in line with the modernity of the telecommunications and media, factors that contribute to the realisation of its great challenge and dream, that of becoming a large multimedia company.

The information was revealed Friday by the chairman of the board, Josué Salusuva Isaías, who highlighted the possibility of broadcasting live, via Streaming, events that justify it.

"We want to mark the festivities with the launch of the new portal, which brings more responsibility, opening a larger space in the provision of more services to users, such as news, reports, interviews, videos, photos, with greater facility of search and open social networks. It also brings a classifieds service, a closed space for collection of services" he added.

Josué Isaías said that Angop is currently experiencing a moment of technical social transformation, whose objective is to improve the service and social conditions of the workers, with the sole purpose of also improving the quality of the product made available to users.

" The mission is to raise the agency's performance in the national information system. We have introduced a series of transformations, among which the salary readjustment, the attribution of a health insurance card, the conclusion and ready to apply the new occupational qualifier, the rehabilitation and modernisation of the newsrooms, the new data centre, the internet system with a link that connects the headquarters and all the provincial delegations and the new means of reporting transport", he pointed out.

According to the CEO, funding is being sought at this time for the construction of a new headquarters, the creation of the agency's bureau in all the municipalities, to expand news coverage, especially that of Zango, which will come soon.

With regard to the present, Josué Isaías said that it has been a "rather" difficult year, in which the constraints imposed by the financial crisis had joined the Covid-19 pandemic.

Josué Isaías said that, as a result of the willingness and spirit of commitment of the professionals, the company was undergoing increasing development and modernisation.

The company was set up in July 1975 as Agência Nacional Angola Press (ANAP). At that time, its work was distributed in the form of a bulletin.

In October of the same year, ANGOP adopted its current and definitive name, Agência Angola Press, at the proposal of the then President of the Republic, António Agostinho Neto, and launched, on 30th of that month, the first dispatch with the new acronym.

Three years later, on 2 February 1978, the agency was transformed into a state media body, with the publication of presidential decree 11/78, on 2 February, in the State Gazette.

From then on, the foundations were laid for its growth and development, which would come to pass in the 1980s. At that time, ANGOP already had about 300 workers, most of them journalists, working 24 hours a day, all over the country (18 provinces) and abroad with five delegations (Portugal, Brazil, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Congo).

In 2013 it entered with a technological and human framework in constant transformation and updating, in line with the modernity of the telecommunications and media, factors that contribute to the realisation of its great challenge and dream, that of becoming a large multimedia company.