Angola: Media Minister Re-Inaugurates Angop Editorial Office

Luanda — The Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technology and Media, Manuel Homem, re-inaugurated on Tuesday, in Luanda, the National and International Editorial Office of the Angola Press Agency (ANGOP), which has a modern office and new technological means.

ANGOP also presented its new logo and launched new portal, which will be available during this semester.

With the rehabilitation of the offices, the agency has now a modernized the infrastructures for its national and international editorial office and the Technical sector.

The National and International Departments almost complete changes were made such as the increase of spaces and, computers, television and other means to support journalistic activity.

According to the executive director for Journalistic Contents, José Chimuco, the agency aims to improve production, increase multimedia content, develop provincial delegations and recruit new correspondents, in view of the forthcoming local power elections.

In the technical and technological field, the data and navigation capacity has been increased from 12 to 50 megabits and from one to two terabits of space to 16.

"Unlike in the past, ANGOP currently has no longer falls in the signal, it controls," said the technical administrator of the technical sector, pointing out that all the provincial delegations are connected online and can overcome any malfunction from the headquarters in (Luanda).

The Angola Press Agency (ANGOP) is a public news agency, whose aim is to collect, treat and distribute, on an exclusive basis, both in Angola and abroad, news, based on objective information on national and international news.

Created in July 1975, it provides news services in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish languages, since February 2000 it has been broadcasting via Internet, which is a more effective means of distribution with direct contact with the public.

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