Press Silence in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

News Whiteouts, Journalism and Power

Zvenyika Eckson Mugari



This book focuses on news silence in Zimbabwe, taking as a point of departure the (in)famous blank spaces (whiteouts) which newspapers published to protest official censorship policy imposed by the Rhodesian government from the mid-1960s to the end of that decade.


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Zvenyika Eckson Mugari is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Lecturer in the Media and Society Studies Department at the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.