World Television Day is celebrated on 21 November. It was proclaimed in 1996 by the General Assembly of the United Nations with the aim of promoting the worldwide exchange of programs on peace, security, economic development and social and cultural issues.
According to some interviews made by the Kianda’s mail in the streets of Luanda, many young people gave their opinion around the event “World Television Day”. Upon learning about the history of television in the world, the interviewees understood that it was created to be at the service of society, but, according to them, what is seen in the country is a totally different reality.
“We have a public television that is considered the first, but that does not assume and does not even want to commit to fulfilling its role as an information organ. It is regrettable to see, in a country like ours, a television that claims to be public, but does not look after the interests of the public that watches it”, said João Bernardo, a street vendor.
The young street vendors argue that each people should have their culture represented or identified in the programming grid, entertainment content that speak of the 18 provinces; “Angolan public or private television has to assume its identity and recover its commitment to the country”.
“It seems to be a reality across the African continent, instead of preserving our culture, we want to explore others’ through television”, he points out.