Coverage of AIDS in Africa: The media are silent no longer

Moeller, Susan
September 2000
Nieman Reports;Fall2000, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p89
Deals with the mass media coverage of AIDS in Africa. AIDS conference to be held in Durban, South Africa; Number of deaths resulting from AIDS and HIV infections; International cooperation on AIDS.


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