Media concerned about gender issues – official

Luanda – The National Director of Media Rui Vasco said Tuesday in Luanda that the sector is concerned about the issue of gender not in the theoretical terms, but promoting quality, competence and professionalism.

The official was speaking at the 7th Meeting of the Platform for the Social Communication Regulators of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and Territories (PER) going until the 28th of this month.

He said that the important thing is to show quality work for society and not merely worrying about percentage issues.

“Women will hold their place in Media if there is quality, competence and professionalism,” he said.

He added that the values of competence and professionalism, when properly applied and interpreted, will themselves make the mechanism for interpreting gender in society transparent.

In turn, the official of Communication of Mozambique, Moreira Mario, called for a gender policy in the newsrooms, in order to ensure a gender balance.

He added that it is important to keep the women in the newsrooms with policies that suit their physical condition, as the protection of equality is a cause that must involve everyone.

PER was created on 22 October, 2009 in Lisbon (Portugal) .

PER is a forum for debate and cooperation, exchange of information and research on matters related to the regulation of Social Communication.

This founding protocol was signed by the Media Regulators of Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Cabo Verde and East Timor.

Source: Angola Press News Agency