rity”. There there were widespread
fears that these offences would be
interpreted over-broadly in practice, resulting in a crackdown on
civil society.

private and public media. Until
the end of the reporting period
of the present publication, 31
December 2017, the boycott was
still in place.

August 2017

December 2017

Journalist Vicente Salgueiro of
Rádio Ecclésia was assaulted while
reporting on a smell coming from
Sonangol’s logistics base, which
had caused a number of cases of

September 2017

Journalist Pedro Teca denounced
having been detained by the
authorities during the investiture
ceremony of the new President of
Angola, despite being accredited
to cover the event. Teca, who
was in the service of the Angolan
newspaper Folha 8, was taken by
members of the protocol unit at the
ceremony while inside the venue
with other media professionals
at the António Agostinho Neto
Memorial. No reasons were
offered for this detention. Teca is
a known member of the group of
young Angolans known as “revús”
(revolutionaries), critics of José
Eduardo dos Santos.

December 2017

A number of individuals described
by journalists as ‘strangers’
accompanied by a policeman
entered the press room at
the National Assembly and
confiscated the material that the
cameraman of TV Zimbo had
recorded. The incident drove
the SJA to organise a boycott of
Parliamentary proceedings that
was widely supported by both

The generators of Rádio Ecclésia in
Malanje were utterly vandalised,
not only with the removal of
key components, but also the
destruction of wiring and pipes.
The motive for the act of vandalism
is not known.

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