n Media Tenor SA Research Journal - SA media 'unAfrican' in reporting on Zimbabwe? : SA media reporting on Zimbabwe : July 2001 - February 2003

Volume 4, Issue 2
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Extracted from text ... In May 2003, Zimbabwe's Information Minister Jonathan Moyo complained bitterly in a letter to South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki, about the way South African media were reporting on its neighbour. According to various media sources, although never directly confirmed by the Office of the Presidency, Moyo urged the South African Government to intervene in the matter. Presidential spokesperson Bheki Khumalo promptly responded that the government did not believe in interfering with the freedom of the press as governed by South African legislation. This was just one of many attempts of members of the Zimbabwean Zanu -PF government to convince South ..

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