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Luanda, Sept.13,2021 (Lusa) - The president of UNITA, Angola's main opposition party, has said that "permanent censorship" in the country was at the root of the intimidation of journalists working for public broadcasters covering a demonstration at the weekend, stressing that the threats did not come from his party's leadership.
Adalberto da Costa Júnior, who was speaking to Lusa about the threats against journalists from public broadcasters TPA and TV Zimbo, who were covering a demonstration called by UNITA, condemned the threats, which he said "did not come from the UNITA leadership", while also lamenting the lack of coverage of the party by public media outlets.
Journalists on Saturday reported suffering attempted intimadation and threats from demonstrators taking part in a march in Luanda on Saturday that brought together thousands of supporters and sympathisers of UNITA and other Angolan opposition parties, as well as members of civil society, demanding fair, free and transparent elections.
The UNITA leader stressed that he was not present at the time when the journalists were threatened, and that he condemned the act of intolerance as soon as he learned of it. But he also criticised what he called the "permanent censorship" and the "exclusion of UNITA" in media coverage, saying that this was the reason why the feelings of "some young people" had got out of hand.
"The causes are in the practices of public bodies that long ago buried democracy and ... the rule of law," he said.
The UNITA leader said that Saturday's protest was "a great demonstration of citizenship" that included the participation of other parties and political forces such as the Democratic Bloc (BD), the Social Renewal Party (PRS) and the PRA-JÁ coalition, as well as civil society organisations - initiatives that he said are systematically ignored by public bodies controlled by the Angolan state.
He stressed that his own party has an attitude of plurality, always inviting all the media to cover its activities, even if they are subsequently not broadcast on television.
He described as "shameful" the position of the MPLA government, with the party over 45 years tightening its grip on "partisan" state organs, saying that his violates the country's press laws by not ensuring impartial and balanced coverage of opposition activities.
"João Lourenço has taken power and become worse than his predecessor," said Adalberto da Costa Júnior, referring to the president. he also lamented what he called the "shameful" position of the editorial boards of public broadcasters, in issuing statements condemning the threats against journalists and blaming UNITA's leadership for what happened.
He stressed that he and UNITA's leadership had criticised the behaviour of "some of the demonstrators" and also argued that, aside from the government, the Angolan Journalists' Union should "do more than it is doing" to promote plurality of information.
"The problem is not only the young people who go overboard, it is the conniving silence" around the censorship to which UNITA is subject, according to da Costa Júnior. He noted that all that was shown on public channels of the demonstration were images of the alleged attempts to intimidate a journalist - coverage that he said was to "hide Saturday's fabulous march" by the various groups.
"It was an act of citizenship, a march of openness and healthy coexistence, it was an act of plurality and the [public] television stations showed none of it," he said.
He also noted that Angola is already looking ahead to next year's general elections, "in a game in which the referee does not know the rules of democracy," but warned that citizens "can no longer be manipulated" since they can see what is going on via social media.
As for the protection of journalists, he reiterated that the party would continue to invite all journalists to cover its initiatives. He also stressed the role of the police, who were present in large numbers at Saturday's march, and who he said "did very well" in policing it.

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Date : 2021-09-14 10:02:00







 

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