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Vol 44 No 20

Published 10th October 2003


Zimbabwe

Media attrition

After the government's closure of the Daily News, Information Minister Jonathan Moyo is turning his attention to the two remaining independent weeklies, the Sunday Standard and Zimbabwe Independent. 'If we were serious people... we would shut these papers down because they are trash,'he openly declared last week. He was backed by Information Commission Chairperson Tafataona Mahoso, who told a Standard reporter: 'We will be coming to you. We will be writing to you soon. You are writing lies.'

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