Friday, June 08, 2007

Journalistic Endeavours

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Leonard Green writes in the NY POST: "steamy e-mails that landed a CNN reporter in the news and out of a job detailed more than his adulterous affair - they revealed that the Africa correspondent apparently admitted paying militiamen to help him stage a story, according to several sources." - CNN'S BAD NEW$

Have a LOOK at THE DISTANT LOVERS BLOG "..... against all odds: Marianne Briner, Author of 'A Shining Star in Darkness' and Jeff Koinange, CNN's former Africa Correspondent" Here's the entire blog exchange [transcript] via Jossip.


Chxta [NG] Blogs about CNN's attitudes:
A few months ago, CNN aired this report which was filed by their Africa correspondent at the time, Jeff Koinange. The report was immediately dismissed by the Nigerian government as 'subversive', and the government demanded an apology. Even MEND denied granting Koinange any interview. When CNN refused to apologise, Nigeria cancelled the 'Heart of Africa' advertisements that CNN was meant to air.

CNN however stood by their man, and in the opinion of this writer, did something totally childish, vindictive and irresponsible especially when you consider that CNN as an organisation is (in theory at least) supposed to be on the side of truth. They began to do a lot of reruns of their infamous programme How To Rob A Bank, a programme which not only painted Nigeria (and Nigerians) in bad light, but caused considerable embarrassment to honest Nigerians based in the US. [more]
Even some writers in Nigeria appeared to take the side of CNN in this issue, a stance which is a bit understandable, given our government's record of being economical with the truth.

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