Journalists urged to comply with rights enshrined in Constitution
Angola, Luanda – The chairman of the Angolan Bar Association (OAA), Inglês Pinto, said on Monday that the journalists should inform with objectivity and truth by complying with other rights enshrined in the 40th article of the Constitution.Inglês Pinto said so to Angop on the sideline of the course on “Law and Communication” that is happening on 5-9 September at Law Faculty of Agostinho Neto University. According to him, the law in terms of social communication has rules, principles and a legal plan for exercising a fundamental activity of a right that is to inform and be informed, in the sequence of freedom of press and expression. The lawyer said that in establishing the parallel between a citizen, who is a journalist and lawyer at the same time, the individual has greater responsibilities in ethics and deontological domains while exercising the job.He thinks that it is very difficult to establish parameters because there is a natural anxiety by the journalist to inform the facts.According to him, this is the way to exercise a citizen’s right without endangering other rights and legal safety.The event, organised by the Training Centre of the Angolan Bar Association, will discuss issues such as “Protection of the right to image”, “The right to criticism, satire and its boundaries”, “Right and Communication”. The event is being attended by journalists and lawyers, among others.