Praia, Apr 28 (Inforpress) – The President of the Republic said Wednesday that practise private media in Cabo Verde is almost an “impossibility”, so he called for a “friendly” legislative framework to the development of private in the media.
José Maria Neves made these remarks to the press after making visits to a number of private media in the context of World Press Freedom Day, which is marked on May 3.
“The practise of private media in Cabo Verde is almost an impossibility, because the market is very small and more support is needed if we want a more qualified democracy, improve public debate and greater intellectual and spiritual vigour,” he said, stressing the need to work for a “full absence of governmental interference” of public bodies.
The President of the Republic, who advocates a “greater openness and autonomy” from the public agencies in relation to the Government, because he considers that they are “belonging” to all Cabo Verdeans and means for “more pluralism, democracy and freedom” in the country, also pointed out the need for a “friendly legislative framework” for the development of the private sector.
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