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Cablegate: Media Placement, August 7-14, 2004

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS KINSHASA 001580

SIPDIS

FOR INR/R/MR; AF/C; AF/PD; AF/PA
IIP/G/AF TJDOWLING

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMDR OPRC KPAO CG
SUBJECT: MEDIA PLACEMENT, AUGUST 7-14, 2004


1. The August 7th edition of the pro-opposition "Le
Satellite" carried on page 8 the article entitled "U.S.
Congress Terms Situation In Darfur `Genocide'- Senate, House
Pass Concurrent Resolutions On Darfur". The article was
credited to the "Office of International Information Program
of the Department of State".

2. The August 11th edition of the pro-opposition "Le
Palmares" carried the following articles:

a. On pages 8 and 10 the article entitled "U.S. Officials
Discuss New Review Process For HIV/AIDS Drugs" (May 17th
"Washington File"). The article was credited to L.P./USIA.

b. On page 9 the article entitled "International Group
Welcomes Renewed Nigerian Polio Immunizations" (August 5th
"Washington File"). The article was credited to L.P./USIA.

c. On page 10 the article entitled "World Bank, IDB Focus
Efforts On Stopping Corruption - But Top Development Bank
Officials Say Challenges Remain" (May 13th "Washington
File"). The article was credited to L.P./USIA.

3. The same edition of the pro-PPRD (former government)
Vision carried on page 7, with a headline on page 1, the
article entitled "Commemoration Of U.S. Embassy Bombings"
(August 9th "Washington File"). The article was credited to
"Adam Ereli (Spokesman, Washington DC)".

4. The August 12th edition of the pro-opposition "Le
Satellite" carried 3 articles on page 8:

a. The article entitled "Effective U.S. Diplomacy Requires
More Arabic Speakers" (August 3rd "Washington File"). The
article was credited to the "Office of International
Information Program of the Department of State".

b. The article entitled "Bush Seeks Creation Of A New
National Intelligence Director Post" (August 2nd "Washington
File"). The article was credited to the "Office of
International Information Program of the Department of
State".

c. The article entitled "Bush, Kerry Campaigns Launch Cross-
Country Tours" (August 5th "Washington File"). The article
had no credit.

5. The August 13th edition of the pro-opposition "Le
Palmares" carried on pages 9 and 10 a story based on the
article entitled "U.S. Delays Biometric Passports Until
2005" (August 10th "Washington File"). The article was
credited to L.P./USIA.

6. The same edition of the independent "La Reference Plus"
carried the following articles:

a. On page 3 an article by Espe Kanyuka, Intern, based on
the article entitled "Trip to Darfur Reveals Alarming
Humanitarian Crisis To Congressmen" (August 9th "Washington
File").

b. On page 7 an article by Jose Kete, Intern, based on the
article entitled "State Department Calls On Citizens To
Fight Human Trafficking". Jose Kete cited the bulletin of
the Embassy of the United States in Kinshasa as the source
of the information.

c. On page 11 a reprint of the first part of the English
article entitled "Growing Number Of African Communities
Focus On Women's Rights" (August 11th "Washington File").
The article was credited to Tara Boyle.

7. The August 13th-15th edition of the pro-PPRD (former
government) Uhuru carried on page 12 the first part of the
article entitled "Powell Urges Seeds of Peace Youth to
Continue Peace Mission"(August 10th "Washington File").

8. The same article appeared on pages 9 and 10, two-full
pages, of the August 14th edition of the pro-opposition "Le
Palmares". It was credited to L.P./USIA.

9. The same edition of the pro-opposition "Le Palmares"
carried on page 11 a second article entitled "Passion For
Africa Evident In Reporter's Book Discussion" (August 5th
"Washington File")

10. The same edition the independent Cocorico carried on
page 5 the article entitled "Secretary Of State Colin Powell
On Darfur" (August 5th "Washington File"). It was credited
to "Washington File".

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