University teacher deplores newspapers attitude
Luanda, Luanda – The University teacher, Adérito Kizunda, Saturday in Luanda considered “deplorable” and “completely unacceptable” the attitude of the privately-owned bi-weekly “Folha 8” saying it bluntly ran against the ethical and basic principles of journalism. Adérito Kizunda was speaking to Angop in reaction to the latest developments involving the edition 1075 of December 30, 2011 of the said publication, in which it accuses the president of the Republic and his Military Affairs officer of having committed theft. According to the teacher, the newspaper degrades and attempts against the good name, reputation and image of the president of the Republic and his aides, in disregard of the article 32 of the Constitution of the Republic. Aderito Kizunda who is a Social Communication doctoral candidate and journalist for the last 25 years, said the authorities should take measures to put an end to this Folha 8 and other institutions’ situations that distil initiatives that do neither dignify the journalistic class nor help harmonise spirits. According to him, media are organs that contribute to harmony and promote national unity and should for that reason take into account that journalism is not about talking ill at any cost. “It is possible to do a critical and ethical journalism with urbanism,” said Adérito Kizunda who also advised the media professionals to refrain from the bad example of Folha 8. Meanwhile, the Social Communication Ministry, in a note released on Saturday in Luanda, appeals to the National Communication Council (CNCS) to analyse the facts, recalling that the State has been ensuring the exercise of pluralism of expression, difference of property and diversity of editorial policy among the social communication organs, alike all countries that embraced democracy.