Angolan Media Minister encourages the creation of community radio stations


In Luanda on Sept 13th. 2010, the Angolan Media minister, Carolina Cerqueira, on Monday in Luanda encouraged the creation and development of community radios in the southern Africa region.

Carolina Cerqueira said so during the opening of the 18th annual general assembly of the Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA). The official said that community radios boost local progress.

For three days, delegates from countries of Southern Africa, Latin America and Asia will discuss themes such as "Digital Migration in Southern Africa", "Sport press coverage and acquisition rights", as well as "Feedback of the African Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup in 2010".

The impact of community radios, content of quality and participation of community, intellectual property rights, among others, will also be analysed at the meeting. The Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA) is a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation comprising of commercial, private, community and public broadcasting enterprises in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.

SABA was launched in November 1993 with the objective of enhancing the professionalism and the credibility of public broadcasting in the region.