1 The African sports press deserves more attention. Participate in the exhibition of African sport in the world sports arena.
3 It cannot be denied that sports journalists are our partners and daily companions in all continental and world sports competitions.
4 We greatly appreciate the role played by sports journalists during the coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Despite the difficulties imposed by the pernicious Covid-19 pandemic, the sports press always responded by present in these events.
5 We do not lose sight of the hard work that these professionals carry out on a daily basis in the 54 countries of the continent where the National Olympic and Sports Committees operate, which must maintain adequate and effective press relations with the sports journalists of their respective countries. .
7 We count on you to continue projecting the image of a Sporting Africa that wins even through its media, through its Press.
8 Young Africans have greatly benefited from all the information contained in reports, chronicles, analyzes and comments from sports journalists who have always shown a high level of professionalism during competitions.
9 ANOCA heartily congratulates all these journalists who face many difficulties to provide information in real time to the general public and especially to the actors of the Olympic and Sports Movement.
10 The advent of digital technology deserves a change of attitude for the sports press, since it must face the information distortions that lead to Fake News, and sports is no exception.
11 But, sports journalists, our friends and brothers, must take the measure of what is at stake and continue their work while respecting ethical principles.
12 We support you on this World Sports Press Day.