media in Angola are confronted with a twofold dilemma:
1. There is a long way to go with regard to democratisation and freedom
of the media in Angola. To ensure that the media can fulfil their most
basic tasks of providing information there must be an end to all repression
used against representatives of the media, political processes must
be brought into the public realm and be laid open for public scrutiny.
2. As long as the main global players still exercise their stranglehold
over Angola - as they do over other countries of the Third World - the
country is prevented from realising its historical situation and its
own values, the effect of which is continuing political and cultural
manipulation. As the globally dominant states show little interest in
giving up their hegemony over the world's media, there is little hope
that Angola's media can achieve any greater degree of independence in
the forseeable future.