Last week I had a reader comment about the British side of the Zimbabwe situation. The British have a strong interest in the country due to past history. So I was thinking about how the press inputs information to the world.
Look at the titles on these articles about Zimbabwe……
Last-ditch effort to move Zimbabwe talks forward |
As dispute persists in wake of presidential election, the country seems poised between negotiated settlement and outright civil war.
Zimbabwe’s misguided talks – International Herald Tribune
A Power Failure in Zimbabwe’s Talks
Global pressure may have forced Mugabe’s government to the bargaining table, but it’s not ready to offer an acceptable deal to the opposition
Zimbabwe talks ‘adjourned’, not broken off – Mail & Guardian …29 Jul 2008 … Claims that talks between Zimbabwe’s opposition and negotiators for President Robert Mugabe had broken off were called into question on …
Zimbabwe talks still alive: Mbeki
PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African President Thabo Mbeki denied on Tuesday that talks between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF and the opposition MDC had hit deadlock and said they were “doing very well”.
Mbeki says Zimbabwe negotiations “doing very well”
PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday denied that talks between Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF and the opposition MDC had reached deadlock and said they were “doing very well”.
Zimbabwe: SADC Talks ‘Dead And Buried’ Says …
Zimbabwe: SADC Talks ‘Dead And Buried’ Says Opposition MDC … the briefing that contrary to what people are being told, the ‘talks are dead and buried’. …
All in a matter of a few days (depending on what side of the world you want to read your news) we tell the world that Zimbabwe talks are still going on, doing very well, alive, failure, last effort, broken, not broken and last but not least: Dead And Buried!
By the way the British press seems to have the most level press coverage on the situation….
Zimbabwe crisis talks adjourned
See, it just says talks adjourned will resume in a few days! I think that I will believe BBC.
Kyle & Svet
comments always welcome.