Wilf Mbanga

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Zimbabwe

February 5, 2008 10:10 AM ET

It's the vacuum that illustrates the problem--all of the reporters who have fled, the news outlets that have closed, the stories that have gone unreported. Seven years of government intimidation and deteriorating economic conditions have prompted a steady flow of...

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In Zimbabwe, purported list names 15 journalists for surveillance

September 28, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 28, 2007—Several journalists have raised concerns about a purported government document that names 15 independent journalists to be “placed under strict surveillance and taken in.” The authenticity of the list—published Wednesday on the South Africa-based news Web...

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Zimbabwean reporter jailed, beaten and paper threatened over coverage

April 2, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2007— A reporter of an independent Zimbabwean weekly was jailed, beaten, and charged by police in the capital Harare in connection with coverage of the recent unrest in Zimbabwe, according to local journalists. Gift Phiri of...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Zimbabwe

February 16, 2006 10:56 AM ET

ZIMBABWE In the run-up to parliamentary elections in March, the government of President Robert Mugabe further tightened repressive legislation that has been used to drastically reduce the independent media and its freedom to operate. Independent journalists continued to face police...

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Zimbabwe's Exiled Press

October 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Uprooted journalists struggle to keep careers, independent reporting alive....

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Zimbabwe

March 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

President Robert Mugabe was named to CPJ's list of the ten worst enemies of the press in 2001. See CPJ's 2001 Enemies list. Backed by his volatile minister of information and publicity, Jonathan Moyo, Mugabe harangued, insulted, threatened, and intimidated...

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EDITOR RELEASED

November 9, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2001—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the release of Geoff Nyarota, editor-in-chief of the Daily News, and Wilf Mbanga, the former chief executive officer of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), the paper's publisher. Nyarota...

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CPJ condemns arrest of editor

November 8, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns today's arrests and detentions of Geoff Nyarota, editor-in-chief of the Daily News, Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper, and Wilf Mbanga, the former chief executive officer of the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ), the company that publishes the Daily News.

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