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From 1999 to 2003, the "Daily News" became the most widely read paper in Zimbabwe, with a circulation of more than 100,000, before its founding editor Geoffrey Nyarota was forced to flee the country last January.

This week's show featured a lecture by Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota entitled "Press Freedom in a World of Censorship." The lecture is the first in a new Boston University College of Communication series called "Conversations," which will feature prominent speakers from film, television, public relations, and advertising, as well as print and broadcast journalism.

In this talk, Geoffrey Nyarota used the example of U.S. journalists' coverage of the war in Iraq to point out that even in liberal societies, pressures exist to compromise the integrity of reporting.

This program aired on March 7, 2004.

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