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RSF asks Angola president to “go to the next level”

first_img February 17, 2021 Find out more September 27, 2018 RSF asks Angola president to “go to the next level” RSF_en Angola is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The justice system also sent an encouraging signal in June when it acquitted the journalist Rafael Marques of “offending a sovereign institution” by covering a former attorney general’s alleged involvement in an illegal land purchase. In a statement at the time, RSF hailed the court’s ruling that Marques had exercised his “obligation to inform with complete objectivity.” to go further Help by sharing this information For the first time in nearly 40 years, Angola’s journalists were able to put direct questions to their president when Lourenço gave a press conference on 8 January and, in a bid to emphasize the difference with his authoritarian predecessor, Eduardo dos Santos, he told his audience of around 100 journalists that “we defend freedom of expression and freedom of the press” and added that “we don’t just defend [these freedoms], we promote them too.” Since then, access to state-held information has indeed improved and state media now sometimes report opposition views. “There are now opinion pieces by opposition politicians in Jornal de Angola, the big state-owned daily,” said Candido Teixeira, the secretary-general of the Angolan Union of Journalists. AngolaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News “The improvement in access to state-held information and the justice system’s recognition of the key role that journalists play in society represent significant progress for Angola,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The government must now quickly move to the next level. Only a complete overhaul of the repressive media legislation will enable Angola’s journalists and media to exercise their right to inform without fear of judicial retaliation.” Angolan President Joao Lourenco speaks during a meeting with Portugal’s prime minister in Luanda on September 18, 2018. JOAO DE FATIMA / AFP Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter center_img Since taking office exactly a year ago, on 26 September 2017, Angola’s President Joao Lourenço has kept only part of his promise to defend and promote press freedom. Access to state-held information has increased, but Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the failure to remove the legislative restraints on the media and journalists. Finally, the media landscape will not be able to develop and diversify without a reduction in the exorbitant media start-up charges. Under the broadcast law, an outlay of 735,000 euros is needed to create a national radio station and more than 2.3 million euros are needed to create a TV channel. October 28, 2020 Find out more October 9, 2020 Find out more News Organisation News News Follow the news on Angola Receive email alerts AngolaAfrica Protecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment But the “promotion” of press freedom has yet to be translated into revision of a series of media laws that the previous government enacted in 2017. The new government had nonetheless promised to open a debate “as soon as possible” about decriminalizing media offences. As things stand, defamation or “insulting” a person by means of published word or image is punishable by six months in prison. The social communication ministry also has the power to oversee the editorial policies of media outlets and to impose sanctions on them. Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protestlast_img read more

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Privatising Shannon Airport would be ruinous-Mayor of Clare

first_imgPrint Email WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsPrivatising Shannon Airport would be ruinous-Mayor of ClareBy admin – November 21, 2011 510 Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Facebook A private operator take-over would be focused on profits and not the strategic interest of the region.PRIVATISING Shannon Airport would be ruinous, not just for the airport, but for the region, according to the Mayor of Clare.Mayor Pat Hayes said that under no circumstances should a private operator be allowed to step in.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar appointed international consultants Booz and Company to carry out a study on future options for Shannon and Cork airports.But Mayor Hayes said that a private operator take-over would be solely focused on profits and not the strategic interest of the region.“The reality is that a private operator would opt for a lower number of services if that’s what delivers higher profits – the bottom line is all that would matter.“My concern is that, based on his comments so far, the Minister is only focused on making the airport profitable”.Mayor Hayes said that the privatisation of Aer Lingus is an example of the damage that could be caused in this kind of take-over, as the move had resulted in the loss of the Shannon/Heathrow route.“That was a calculated move by the airline to develop a base in Belfast in the misguided belief it would be more successful than Shannon.“They abandoned Shannon in pursuit of greater profits and it caused huge damage to us here. “That’s what we would be exposed to under private ownership, whether through full privatisation or a concession/lease option”.The Mayor believes that the airport must remain in State ownership and that a solution to its current difficulties lies in marketing of the region by tourism industries.“The recent ‘New Directions’ report by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation showed that seven out of every 10 overseas holiday visitors to the West currently arrive via an east-coast airport or port.“That’s startling and shows to me that tourism agencies are marketing the east coast as the access point for the West and not Shannon, which from a tourism perspective is outlandish and from a Shannon Airport perspective even worse”. Previous articleCall to change car registration to reflect home countyNext articleHave your sporting say and win adminlast_img read more

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