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Waiting for Robbo: the media and Mugabe

Beckett, Charlie (2008) Waiting for Robbo: the media and Mugabe. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (05 Apr 2008). Website.

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Abstract

In its desire to see the back of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, much of the British media has been misreporting what is happening. From the BBC to the Telegraph, liberal and conservative journalists are united in their wish for an end to Mugabe’s disastrous regime in Harare. But since the vote last weekend, their eagerness to relate a narrative of regime change has led to over-optimistic headlines. It is now clear that Mugabe is not on his way out any time soon and is clinging on to power with the strength that only decades-old dictators can manage.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 13:20
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78462

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