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Zimbabwean Elections - What future for the Media?

A debate focusing on the repressive media laws tightening the noose around the neck of Zimbabwean Independent Media.

Zimbabwean Elections - What future for the Media?
In association with the Institute for War & Peace Reporting and the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund

Friday 11th March 2005
6pm for 6.30pm start

A few weeks before Zimbabwe’s upcoming general elections, set for the 31st March, the Institute for War & Peace Reporting and the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund will be hosting a debate about Zimbabwe’s new stringent media laws.

The evening will start with a tribute to Andrew Meldrum, winner of the 2004 Kurt Schork Award for International Journalism in recognition of his courageous reporting on Mugabe regime's brutal practices in Zimbabwe. A debate will follow focusing on the repressive media laws tightening the noose around the neck of what remains of the Zimbabwean Independent media. And how will exiled journalists be affected when they file stories that contravene these laws?

The debate will be moderated by Stephen Jukes, deputy chair of the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund.

Speakers will include:

Trevor Ncube, Zimbabwean publisher, journalist and CEO of the Mail and Guardian newspaper

Andrew Meldrum, former Zimbabwe correspondent for the Guardian who was arrested and
expelled in 2004. Andrew is also the author of ‘Where We Have Hope: A Memoir of Zimbabwe’

Gugulethu Moyo, media relations adviser for South African Studies at the International Bar
Association in London.

A Zimbabwean journalist based in Harare who will join us via telephone line

We meet at the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, Paddington

Refreshments will be served - Come and share your views

Seats are limited, please RSVP to Elsa Weill, elsa.weill@thefrontlineclub.com

About the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (www.iwpr.net)
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting supports local journalism in areas of conflict. By training reporters, facilitating dialogue, strengthening local media institutions and providing reliable information, it supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change.

About IWPR’s Africa programme
The Africa programme is IWPR’s latest initiative and focuses on four countries in southern Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Its goal is to contribute to the development of good governance, the rule of law and the resolution of conflict as part of the democratisation process in southern Africa. By using local journalists to produce articles, and republishing the work regionally, the project aims to increase levels of information on key governance issues in the region.


Please note that if you wish to dine in the Restaurant/Club, we advise you to book ahead to avoid disappointment.  Restaurant booking number is 020 7479 8960.

13 Norfolk Place
London W2 1QJ
020 7479 8950



Trevor Ncube | talks
Andrew Meldrum | talks
Gugulethu Moyo | talks


Date and Time:

11 March 2005 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
W2 1QJ
020 7479 8950

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