Cablegate: "Daily News" Is Honored; Harare
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UNCLAS HARARE 002399
DEPT FOR AF/PDPA FOR DALTON, MITCHELL, SIMS AND EHRMAN
NSC FOR TEITLEBAUM
LONDON FOR GURNEY
PARIS FOR NEARY
NAIROBI FOR PFLAUMER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPAO KMDR ZI
SUBJECT: "DAILY NEWS" IS HONORED; HARARE
1. On December 10 at a ceremony held at the Espace EDF
Electra in Paris, Zimbabwe's only private daily newspaper,
The Daily News, was awarded the 2003 Reporters Without
Borders - Foundation de France Prize for being "a media
that best exemplifies the struggle for the freedom of
expression and the right to be informed."
2. Ironically the Daily News was shut down by the
Government of Zimbabwe on Sept 12 and has been fighting in
courts to resume publication.
3. This week, December 8 - 12, Post hosted a five day
workshop on "Ethics, news gathering and editing," for more
than 30 "Daily News" reporters, sub-editors, proof readers,
and editors. Retired American Foreign Service Officer
George Newman conducted the workshop. Septel to follow.