In Ethiopia, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has written to the prime minister to tell him that the watchdog organization "is appalled at the deplorable treatment of independent journalists and news outlets." CPJ contends that Ethiopia has become "Africa's foremost jailer of journalists in recent years."

In a quest for new ideas about rapidly changing newsroom organisation, practices and technology, the World Editors Forum sent out a unique appeal: Visionaries Wanted. Inquiries to: Larry Kilman, Director of Communications.

COSATU rejects with contempt the suggestion by the Citizen newspaper (13 March 2001) that it "supports the DA on Aids crisis" and that it "has joined the DA in calling on President Mbeki to declare the HIV/AIDS epidemic a national disaster". Siphiwe Mgcina, COSATU Spokesperson