“Telling It Like It Is?”: The Daily News and Zimbabwean Political Crisis to 2000

  • Sylvester Dombo


The birth of the Daily News greatly changed Zimbabwe’s political history. Established at a time when the country’s politics and economy were fast deteriorating and using the theme “telling it like it is,” the newspapers inevitably got into conflict with the government. This chapter therefore looks at the birth of this newspaper, the political environment in the country and how it related with the authorities. It also question the paper’s supposed motto of “telling it as it is.”

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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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