March 12, 2009

NEWS / ICDB: Leaders pledge more support for children in the media (ANGOLA / AFRICA)

LUANDA, Angola, 11 March 2009 – On the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) earlier this month, Angolan Government leaders and media executives alike made a public commitment to invest in programmes by and for children.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the ICDB workshop held here, Vice-Minister of Social Communication Miguel de Carvalho said: "We will devote more resources to children's programmes in the media. This is a government commitment. We need to invest in training for child reporters and make sure they have enough resources to develop into communication professionals."

'Children and Social Communication' is one of the areas of commitment the national compact, '11 Commitments for Children', made by the government to the nation's youngest citizens during Angola's third National Child Forum in June 2007.

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