No Surprise: Zimbabwe government restrains press freedom

Once again the Mugabe government is showing its true colors when it comes to basic freedoms, such as press freedom.

According to an IFEX posting yesterday, the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity has ordered Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and other state-controlled newspapers to stop covering ministers belonging to the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

For more on this issue go to Zimbabwe media surpressed: No surprise to people willing to listen.

There is a long history here and — thanks to the lack of serious foreign affairs reporting over the past 30 years — too many Americans are unaware of how Zimbabwe got to where it is today and why it is important to know about it.

Be honest with yourself: Did you know that the warnings of a major U.S. civil rights leader about the political leanings of Robert Mugabe were ignored and even ridiculed?

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