Premier promises to improve press freedom in Cape Verde

Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has reaffirmed the government's commitment to creating conditions that would improve press freedom in Cape Verde.
At a seminar on social communication Neves also promised measures to check government interference in the management of the public media.
The Prime Minister said government would soon publish a series of legislation to ensure more effective participation of journalists and other public media professionals in the internal life of press organs.
Neves insisted on the need to set up editorial councils at the level of the state radio and television as well as in the press agency (INFOPRESS) and the state-owned daily, "Horizonte.
" He promised to improve the working conditions in the public media, which is facing serious financial, material and human resource problems.
Journalists, pubic and private media managers, government ministers, parliamentarians and representatives from the civil society attended the seminar, at the close of a series of recommendations aimed at sensitising and mobilising authorities and the public at large were adopted.

03 may 2001 19:28:00

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