Situation regarding press freedom in Cabo Verde is satisfactory, but there are many aspects to be improved – AJOC

Praia, May 3 (Inforpress) – AJOC believes that although Cabo Verde has achieved 25th place in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders, indicating that the situation is satisfactory, but there are still many aspects to be improved.

Gisela Coelho, journalist and secretary of the Cabo Verdean Association of Journalists (AJOC), who spoke in statements to Inforpress and replacing the president of the organization, who is on a mission in the United States, as part of World Press Freedom Day, which is observed today, praised the importance of the day, stressing that press freedom is “fundamental for the maturing of democracy”.

“… as the Reporters Without Borders report itself says, is a satisfactory situation, but it means that we still have a lot to improve, it is always possible to improve. We won 25th place this year, however, the report, as AJOC has already shown, draws attention to some issues related to public bodies”, she said.

According to the report, the main public-media group, the Radio and Television of Cabo Verde (RTC), is trying to impose a code of ethics and conduct on its journalists, that there is a limitation of revenues in private media and job insecurity in many private bodies.



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