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"Zimbabwe: A Country In Crisis"

Voice of America special television broadcast Wednesday, 31 October, at 1800 UTC

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2007 – On Wednesday, October 31, the Voice of America (VOA) will broadcast a special television program featuring exclusive reports from inside Zimbabwe, including footage of protesters being beaten and arrested by police for opposing the government of President Robert Mugabe.

This special 30-minute VOA TV broadcast, "Zimbabwe: A Country In Crisis," is an expanded edition of the weekday Perspectives program. It provides a rare look at Zimbabwe under President Mugabe's rule.

Segments of the program include exclusive VOA interviews and video coverage detailing the collapse of Zimbabwe's economy and society.

The broadcast will also include comments from Zimbabwe's ambassador to the United States, Machivenyika Mapuranga.

Perspectives is VOA TV to Africa's daily English-language television program for viewers in sub-Saharan Africa. This Monday through Friday six-minute program, broadcast at 1800 UTC, is hosted by Ndimyake Mwakalyelye. It presents a unique perspective on issues affecting people on the African continent.

For more information about this special broadcast or Perspectives, please visit our website at, or e-mail us at

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail