Thursday, April 28, 2005

MDC and SW Radio Africa

The MDC is not going to entertain calls for their leader Morgan Tsvangirai to step down. Speaking in an interview with AfrosoundsFM Thursday evening, the party's Paul Themba Nyathi said his boss had nothing to answer for saying,

"There are 120 MDC candidates who stood in the last election, and Tsvangirai didn't stand. This idea that Tsvangirai has lost an election or that to get rid of Zanu PF and Mugabe, Tsvangirai should be targeted, I feel it is energy wasted."
See this for more info.

Meanwhile this just in: The International Press Institute announced that it will honor UK based independent radio station, SW Radio Africa with this year's "Free Media Pioneer" award. SW Radio Africa is the foremost news radio station for Zimbabweans within and outside the country. The station was founded and is run by former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation personnel who were dismissed from the parastatal when they were deemed a threat.

Past winners of the award include the Ethiopian Free Press Journalists' Association (EFJA), Radio B-92 of Serbia, and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) of Jakarta among others.

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