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Lourenço Lopes highlights the role of community radio in the fight against fake news

Praia, Aug 4 (Inforpress) – The Deputy Secretary of State of the Prime Minister, Lourenço Lopes, highlighted Tuesday the role of community radio in the fight against the so-called fake news and, according to him, all this has to do with sustainability.

“From the moment we understand that community radio also provide a public service, they should also deserve the State attention,” said the government responsible for the media sector.

Lourenço Lopes made these remarks to the press during his visit to Voz de Ponta d’Água Community Radio (RCVPA), inaugurated in 2003, in Praia.

“At the moment, with the incentive scheme approved in 2019, community radio stations are already supported by the State of Cabo Verde,” said the Deputy Secretary of State for the Prime Minister, when asked by journalists about the incentives the Government intends to give to these media which are more oriented to community affairs.

According to Lourenço Lopes, at the moment the ten community radio stations, in operation, receive a subsidy of 250 thousand escudos per year, ensuring that this amount for this year is already included in the amending budget recently approved in Parliament.

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