1 June 2014

Angola: Social Communication Minister Calls On Journalists for More Responsibility

Luanda — The Social Communication professionals must be responsible, competent and acknowledgeable, capable of distinguishing the various interests while producing news, by always first valorising the interest of the public, of the nation and the motherland.

This was said on Saturday in Luanda by the minister of Social Communication, José Luís de Matos.

The cabinet minister said so at the opening of the round table on the 48th World Day Communications, June 1 , going under the motto "Communication at the service of an authentic culture of encounter ".

The minister called on all social communication agents to promote values that elevate the citizen and solidarity, based on "lending a hand to one who needs it".

To him, the Social Communication sector has to make a key contribution to the mobilisation and commitment of the Angolan society in fulfilling the programmes of developing of the country, aimed at providing better living conditions to the populations.

José Luís de Matos highlighted that freedom of expression and information has limits like the right for good name, honour, reputation and preservation of intimacy and family, protection to childhood and youth , the secretes of State, justice, and other guarantees.

The 48th World Day of Communications is celebrated on June 1. Christians and professionals of the social communication sector reflect on the message from Pope Francis, under topic "An authentic culture of encounter".

The round table was sponsored by the Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST).

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