Cablegate: Media Placement, July 31-August 6, 2004
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SUBJECT: MEDIA PLACEMENT, JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2004
1. The July 31st edition of the pro-PPRD (former government)
"La Cite Africaine" carried on pages 1 and 2 the article
entitled "Le Congres americain critique la Monuc" ("U.N.
Peacekeeping Force in Congo Comes Under Fire in Congress
-MONUC's Ability to Safeguard Civilians, Elections
Questioned": July 23rd "Washington File"). The article was
credited to Jim Fisher-Thompson "Washington File".
2. The same article appeared in the following newspapers:
a. The pro-PPRD Uhuru, August 2nd-3rd edition, page 11 under
the title: "Le Congres americain pour l'amelioration des
capacities de la Monuc". It was credited to Jim F. Thompson.
b. The weekly pro-opposition Le Satellite, August 5th
edition, page 8 under the title: "Le Congres des Etats-Unis
critique la Monuc". It was credited to Jim Fisher-Thompson.
3. The August 5th edition of Le Satellite carried a second
article on page 8 entitled "Etats-Unis: Une commission
recommande des moyens de prevenir les attentats" ("National
Commission Recommends Ways to Avoid Future Attacks": July
22nd "Washington File"). The article had no credit.
4. The August 6th edition of the bi-weekly pro-opposition
"L'Essor Africain" carried on page 8 the article entitled
"M. Bush et la creation du poste de directeur des services
de renseignements" ("Bush Seeks Creation of New National
Intelligence Director Post": August 2nd "Washington File").
The article had no credit.
5. The August 6th-9th edition of the independent Le Journal
carried on page 6 an article by L. Buadi entitled "La RD
Congo parmi les 70 pays pouvant pretendre beneficier d'une
aide supplementaire des Etats-Unis" ("70 Countries
Identified as Possible Recipients of New U.S. Aid": July
27th "Washington File"). L. Buadi cited the "Washington
File" as the source of the information.