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Blog   |   Zimbabwe

Carole Gombakomba: A unique Zimbabwean voice is lost

Zimbabwe's media has suffered much from repression, exile, and worse, and on December 18 it lost one of its most beloved and compassionate voices. Caroline Gombakomba, a reporter and radio host since 2003 for the Voice of America's Studio 7 broadcasts to the Southern African country, died in Silver SpringMaryland. Gombakomba, 40, had been fighting breast cancer for years and in this second round met death with her customary serenity and courage.

December 26, 2008 10:18 AM ET

Blog   |   Afghanistan, Cuba, Iraq, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Press Freedom Awardees draw attention

We announced the 2008 International Press Freedom Award recipients on Tuesday, and the news has been well-received worldwide. Bilal Hussein of Iraq, Danish Karokhel and Farida Nekzad of Afghanistan, Andrew Mwenda of Uganda, and Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez of Cuba will all be honored by CPJ on November 25 for their courageous work. Beatrice Mtetewa, of Zimbabwe will also be honored with CPJ's Burton Benjamin Award for her long service to the field of journalism.

Blog   |   Zimbabwe

Photographer Richard Mills dies in Harare

A personal tragedy unfolded in Zimbabwe this week with the death of photographer Richard Mills. The Times of London photographer was working undercover in Harare when he was found dead on July 14 in his hotel room. Authorities said there was no evidence of foul play. Hundreds attended a funeral service at Roselawn Cemetery in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on July 29.

August 1, 2008 10:35 AM ET
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