Court acquits former director of Jornal de Angola

Luanda The former director of the daily newspaper Jornal de Angola (JA), Jose Ribeiro, Friday was acquitted by the Luanda Provincial Court over the crime of defamation and libel, who was accused by the candidate for president of the Order of Engineers (OE), in the 2017 elections, Barnabas Raimundo.

Jose Ribeiro, also former Chairman of the Board of Directors of EdicAes Novembro, who oversees the JA, was listed in a court case, due to a journalistic article by journalist Katia Ramos and published in JA on 9 May 2017, which reported that Barnabas Raimundo had been excluded from the election.

In the text, the journalist reported the reasons for the exclusion of the candidate, correctly citing the president of the Electoral Commission (EC), Antonio Caldas, with the appropriate quotation marks, as dictated by the rules of journalism.

Source: Angola Press News Agency