Laurinda Cardoso was speaking in Luanda, at the opening of a training seminar for media professionals on the electoral process taking place this Monday at the Constitutional Court.
The counselor judge highlighted the "fundamental role" of the media in the electoral process and in the functioning of the democratic political regime, at a crucial moment such as the elections
"They are responsible for providing the information necessary for citizens to exercise their right to vote freely and rationally", he stressed, stressing that this is also the ideal channel for political parties to present their candidates and make them reach citizens to your message.
"Sometimes, the problem is not what we hear, but how we hear and how we transmit", also highlighted the president of the TC.
The TC therefore decided to hold this seminar, which is part of the preparation of the necessary conditions for the holding of general elections and with which it intends to provide the media with the necessary tools to better inform citizens about the issues inherent to the presentation process. of candidacies.
In this quality, as electoral agents that ensure electoral coverage, the Social Communication organs provide rights and duties, pointed out Laurinda Cardoso.
Among the rights are access to the source of electoral data and among the duties are to act with rigor and professionalism, refrain from publishing unofficial results, she exemplified.