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Vol 39 No 18

Published 11th September 1998


Eritrea

On the border

With the guns mostly silent along the border, the war is being waged through local media. In Addis Ababa, ETV daily broadcasts rallies country-wide supporting the war, parading mothers and wives of soldiers before the cameras to declare their commitment to victory. Films show training exercises and recruitment drives, plus the usual fund-raising for the war-front. Now satellite dishes proliferate across the border and many Eritreans watch these drives at home on their own television.

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