This book is a life history of two popular private daily newspapers that operated in Zimbabwe; one during the colonial era and the other during the post-independence period. Operating under difficult political and economic conditions, the newspapers became mouthpieces of disparate opposition groups that sought to fight for democracy in the country. Running under almost similar titles, the newspapers exposed the glaring shortcomings of both regimes, which culminated in their closures. The story of these two newspapers offers us an insight into the role of the press in fostering democracy and how those in power often interact with the press and with what consequences to both parties.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies, Department of History, Archaeology and Development StudiesMashava Campus, Great Zimbabwe UniversityMasvingoZimbabwe

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