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Interviews and Editorials
Peter Englund is the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He has joined the World Press Freedom Day campaign this year to highlight the plight of WAN-IFRA's 2011 Golden Pen of Freedom laureate, Dawit Isaak, incarcerated without charge for nearly a decade in a notorious Eritrean jail. In his essay, Peter Englund explores how the right to dissent and question strengthens a nation, and that this universal right can not be taken for granted. Read more.
Trevor Ncube is Executive Chairman of the Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard, and Chief Executive of M&G Media Ltd. He has received numerous awards for his activities promoting press freedom and in his essay he argues how newspapers, despite changing technology, will continue to play their watchdog role. Read more.
Eric Chinje currently leads the Global Media Program at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and, in that capacity, has launched the IMAGE (Independent Media for Accountability, Governance and Empowerment) Network and Academy to build a corps of development journalists in the Bank’s client countries. Here, Eric Chinje argues that mass media has a central role in determining the human condition. Read more.
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IVORY COAST, Abidjan : Damana Adia Pickass (R), a supporter of Gbagbo and a member of the electoral commission (CEI), seizes papers with the election results from the hands of CEI spokesman Bamba Yacouba (L-sit) as he was about to read them out at the CEI head office in Abidjan on November 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
EGYPT, Cairo: Foreign journalists and Egyptian anti-government demonstrators take cover behind makeshift shields during clashes with pro-regime opponents (not seen) at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA
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