Media of Angola
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The country's official news agency is the government-owned Angola Press Agency (ANGOP), founded in 1975, and formerly allied with the official news agency of the Soviet Union, the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). "The press was nationalized in 1976."
In 2005, the only national daily newspaper was the government-owned Jornal de Angola (circulation in 2000 was 41,000). There were at least seven private weekly publications with circulation in the low thousands. Angolan newspapers include:
- O Apostolado
- A Capital
- Folha 8
- Jornal de Angola
- Novo Jornal
- O Pais
- Semanário Angolense
Television and radio
Rádio Nacional de Angola broadcasts in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, and major local languages; government-owned, it is the only station with the capacity to broadcast nationwide. In 2004, there were five commercial radio stations, including the Catholic Church’s Radio Ecclesia and Radio Lac Luanda. The only television station was the government Angola Public Television E.P. (TPA), which broadcasts in Luanda and most provincial capitals. In 2003, there were an estimated 78 radios and 52 television sets for every 1,000 people. TV Zimbo in a rival privately owned channel in Angola. On December 16, 2015, a new private TV station, Palanca TV, began broadcasting from the South African satellite subscription TV provider DStv.
In 2003, the country had about 17 Internet hosts. The same year, there were 1.9 personal computers for every 1,000 people and three out of every 1,000 people had access to the Internet.
Though a constitution provides for basic freedom of speech and press, the government is said to restrict these freedoms in practice. Journalists are intimidated into practising self-censorship, and the government tightly restricts the main newspapers, television stations, and radio broadcasts.
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