Jonathan Moyo blasts US over Studio 7


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Information Minister Jonathan Moyo accused the United States and Britain of toughening “their hostility towards Zimbabwe,” by “churning out propaganda about regime change” through the Voice of America’s Studio 7.

The channel is targetted at Zimbabwe. Voice of America is barred from broadcasting to the United States because it is a propaganda station.

 

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Viewing cable 03HARARE1536, MEDIA REPORT VOA’S STUDIO 7 UNDER FIRE; HARARE

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03HARARE1536

2003-07-30 12:27

2011-08-30 01:44

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Embassy Harare

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REPORT VOA’S STUDIO 7 UNDER FIRE; HARARE

 

1.   Information and Publicity Minister Professor Jonathan

Moyo has accused the United States and Britain of

toughening “their hostility towards Zimbabwe,” by “churning

out propaganda about regime change” through the Voice of

America’s (VOA) Studio 7 channel on Zimbabwe. Speaking

after meeting an Iranian delegation – in the country on a

five-day working visit to assist in the revamping of the

ZBC’s television and frequency modulation (FM) network – at

his Munhumutapa offices in Harare on July 29, Moyo is

quoted as saying: “the United States Government was sowing

seeds of division among people in rural areas using a radio

station known as Studio 7.” Excerpts of the article

printed on page 4 under headline “`U. S., Britain intensify

hostility towards Zim.'” follow:

 

2.   “The U. S. and Britain have intensified their

hostility towards Zimbabwe by setting up a broadcasting

station targeting the country’s rural people and churning

out propaganda about regime change. . .The Minister of

State for Information and Publicity, Professor Jonathan

Moyo said the U. S. Government was sowing seeds of division

among people in rural areas using a radio station known as

Studio 7. . .The minister deplored the actions of the U. S.

government and urged Zimbabweans to rise and stand firm

against the U. S. and British propaganda. Professor Moyo.

. .He said areas such as Victoria Falls and Kariba which

have poor reception should be given priority as they were

exposed to hostile broadcasting by the British and

Americans. `Where we celebrate our won culture, the idea

of a superpower imposing its will on the rest of the world

is totally unacceptable. . . .”

 

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