19 December 2012

Angola: Journalists Learn About National Defence

Luanda — About 80 journalists from several media organs are attending since this Wednesday in Luanda the first course on national defence, aiming to learn about the policies of the sector, create a culture of protection and love to the motherland to the citizens.

Co-organized by the National Institute of the National Defence and Journalist Training Centre (CEFOJOR)), the course results from the importance of media in the formulation of public opinion on matters of national security and defence.

Addressing the opening act, the Secretary of State for National Defence, Gaspar Santos Rufino, recalled that the national defence is a task for both militaries and society.

He said that this training will make possible for a good relation between the Ministries of National Defence and Social Communication, aiming to pursue the common objectives.

The official highlighted the importance of conducting this course due to its relation between the media professionals and society, educating the citizens' mind on the need of national defence.

During two days, the journalist will discuss issues related to "National Defence in a conceptual perspective", "Relations between civilians and militaries", "General Notions of strategy", "FAA, peacekeeping and crisis management missions: prospective vision", among other themes.

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