Thursday, April 3, 2008

Forcibly Silencing Free Press

While the world press appealed to Zimbabwe's neighbors to influence the Mugabe government to accept the will of the people, armed paramilitary police surrounded a hotel housing foreign journalists in Zimbabwe's capital. It seems leading a government can become addictive. Losing the juice of money, power, and control sent more than one leader into VT's (violent tactics) at the prospect of being voted out. For such reporting, the messengers may once again be shot, let's pray not literally.