TITLE

Zimbabwe: Telling the Story, Reporting the News

AUTHOR(S)
MBANGA, WILF
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Fall2008, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines "The Zimbabwean," a newspaper published in South Africa and distributed inside Zimbabwe to escape the total censorship of the mass media imposed by the latter country's President Robert Mugabe. The financial and logistical difficulties of that process are described. The problems of reporting when both reporters and sources must have total anonymity for their own safety are discussed. Mugabe's violence against journalists is noted, as is the fact the government has made threats against the families of exiles, which almost all journalists have become.
ACCESSION #
34867898

 

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