Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Zimbabwe's Mugabe slams media for alleged bias against poor countries

..."Should our journalists really indulge in what they know to be deliberately misleading stories, and therefore stories that go against objectivity and the truth?" Mugabe said, without singling out any news organization.

Zimbabwe is confronting an economic meltdown that has spurred the International Monetary Fund to warn that the country's inflation rate may hit 100,000 percent by the end of the year. The World Food Program appealed last week for funds to help more than 3.3 million Zimbabweans — over a quarter of the population — suffering severe food shortages.

Zimbabwe is Chair of the U.N.'s Commission on Sustainable Development

From the IHT