Reginaldo Silva

Luanda (1956). Journalist. In 1976, he took an intensive journalism course at the Solidarity School of the Union of German Journalists, Berlin in the former GDR. In 1986, a professional internship at Deutch Welle in Cologne in the FRG. He took courses on journalistic techniques taught by the BBC Training Center in London. He began his journalism career at Rádio Nacional de Angola (Angola’s National Radio), or RNA, in 1975 where he worked until 1991. He, for several years, as a director and producer of programs, headed the RNA economic program “Azimute, the new directions of our economy”. As a reporter for RNA, he covered several international events, with emphasis on the 7th Non-Aligned Summit in New Delhi, several summits of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the transition process that led Namibia to independence. 

Since 1991, he has been a freelance worker, colaborating with local and foreign media. He was a foreign press correspondent for 18 years (until 2007) for the BBC - Portuguese Section, and for the newspapers Público and Jornal de Notícias. He also collaborated, until 2004, with RTP-África, on a weekly interview program with personalities, FÓRUM- África. In the last two decades he has been focusing his intervention as a reporter, commentator, and columnist, on the coverage and analysis of political and economic issues, particularly related to the transition process that has been going on in Angola, since the opening to multi-party system in 1992. He is a founding member of the Union of Angolan Journalists (1982) and the Syndicate of Angolan Journalists (1991). He was, for two times, awarded the Maboque de Jornalismo Award and an honorable mention ephemeral Kianda Award, in economical journalism. Representing the Syndicate of Angolan Journalists (SJA), he is currently a member (since 2017) of the Angolan Social Communication Regulatory Entity (ERCA), after a term of office in the now extinct National Social Communication Council (CNCS), also representing the journalistic class.

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