The hazards of listening or reporting to VOA in Africa.

Posted: 10 Jun 2008   Print   Send a link
"A man beaten to death by members of Mugabe's party was told he was being punished because he had let neighbors listen to his radio, tuned in to a Voice of America program aired in Zimbabwe, according to" a Human Rights Watch report. Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2008. "When news broke that hundreds of Puntland government soldiers have joined pirates – presumably to earn a living – the mayor of small-town Somalia who unveiled the report to Puntland-based Radio Garowe and the Voice of America was fired immediately." GaroweOnline.com, 9 June 2008. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization General Assembly expresses concern "about the arbitrary imprisonment of Mr. José Lello, a former correspondent of Voice of America in Cabinda." UNPO, 9 June 2008.