12 June 2005

Angola: Zimbabwe : Cooperation Protocol in Communication Upheld

Luanda — A technical and co-operation protocol signed between the Angolan Social Communication Ministry and the Zimbabwe Department of Information and Publicity was upheld by the Cabinet Council in March this year.

The information is contained in the 51st edition of the State Gazette of April 29 this year, made available to Angop today.

This protocol aims at the harmonisation of the laws and instruments of media organs, their production contents, regimes of investments and the national strategies for the challenges from an environment of a globallised media.

The accord includes training and professional upgrading of technicians and journalists from both countries, and a flow and interchange of media professionals from both countries, with each party proving the necessary facilities, according to local legislation and the international practice.

The five year protocol, highlights the co-operation and interchange among the two countries journalists training centres, having the parties agreed to facilitate the exchange of experience, designing of curricula, share of training facilities, among other matters.

This co-operation falls under the Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Co-operation Agreement signed by both governments on 15 October 1982, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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