Geoffrey Nyarota

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Geoffrey Nyarota "was appointed editor of The Chronicle in Zimbabwe in 1983 but was dismissed after he investigated and exposed details of rampant corruption in the top echelons of President Robert Mugabe’s government. He launched Zimbabwe’s only independent daily newspaper, The Daily News in 1999. This quickly became the largest selling and most influential newspaper, but ran on a collision course with an increasingly unpopular government. He was harassed and demonized, being arrested six times and threatened with death twice. His printing press was bombed and destroyed. The paper was banned. He now lives in exile in the United States from where he publishes, an online news website focusing on the turbulent political situation in his country. His book Against the Grain, Memoirs of a Zimbabwean Newsman was published in 2006." [1]

Geoffrey Nyarota , Zimbabwe, UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2002. [2]

Geoffrey Nyarota, editor-in-chief of the privately owned Zimbabwean Daily News, was been awarded the World Association of Newspaper's (WAN) 2002 Golden Pen of Freedom award. [3]