Luanda — Angola minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Media Manuel Homem Tuesday in Luanda stressed the need for the Angola Press Agency EP (ANGOP) Agency to continue to be a prominent tool in promoting the country abroad and internal dissemination of the achievements of Angolan citizens.
Manuel Homem, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 5th Consultative Council of ANGOP focused on strengthening its internal and external assertion.
He said that the only news agency in Angola should invest in the production of multimedia content with a focus on an agenda that has as its goal the production of specific packages to be made available on the market.
The minister also backed the improvement in investigative journalistic work, with a view to producing texts of substantive and diversified quality, which will open the doors for the agency to generate revenue from its production.
The minister also pointed out the commitment to permanent training of staff as the secret to success and improvement in the quality of the work provided, together with the exchange of experience with other agencies and Media.
Manuel Homem expressed satisfaction with the company's strategy of gradually reinstalling municipal correspondence, which constitutes the main differential when it comes to the production of internal content.
The three-day event will take stock of the execution of the actions planned during the IV council and outline strategies to improve the coverage of the general elections, scheduled for 2022, and of the daily agendas.
The agenda also includes an approach to the importance of telecommunications and information technologies for journalistic work, as well as lectures on labor legislation and on ethics and professional deontology.
In their last Consultative Council, the participants recommended, among other things, the need to conduct technical refreshment actions in the preparation of news and other journalistic genres, the creation of a network of permanent trainers to continue to take care of the professional technical updating of journalists.
Created in July 1975, under the name Agência Nacional Angola Press (ANAP), at first, its works were distributed in the form of a printed bulletin, until, on 30 October of the same year, it launched its first telegraphic dispatch.
On December 2, 1975, the agency adopted its current and definitive name Agência Angola Press, by launching, on that date, its first dispatch with the acronym ANGOP.