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February 11th, 2009
Underground Zimbabwe
Audio Interview with Filmmaker Robyn Kriel

After studying journalism in the United States, 25-year-old Robyn Kriel returned home to Zimbabwe and immediately felt a responsibility to document the devastation she witnessed — despite the government’s notoriously repressive restrictions against independent journalism. In an interview with WIDE ANGLE Coordinating Producer Charlotte Mangin, Kriel talks about the risks she took reporting from Zimbabwe in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, which the Committeee to Protect Journalists called “the worst time for journalists in Zimbabwe’s history.”

Click on the audio file below to hear the interview.

  • Merle McNeilage

    Well done Robyn. Wish more people could hear of the plight of Zimbabweans. Right now the only thing everyone cares about is the current world economic situation, and so, once again Zimbabwe is forgotten, particularly by the UN! Keep safe Take care.

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