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George,
 
> Commenting on the suggestion from <George Ssendiwala,>
 
>"This is a very good idea you are working on. I was however wondering if
>you are aware that a number of newspapers (dailies)  mail their news
>daily to nets organised by the nationals abroad - I have as examples the
>"Nation" of Kenya on Kenya-net, the "New Vision" of Uganda on Uganda-net
>and several others. Have you approached such dailies to find out how easy
>it is to mobilise the local populations to participate in these debates?
>Not forgetting, ofcoarse that due to the limited 'freedom of speech' the
>freedom with which people in Africa may contribute to such open
>discussions is limited, and even letters to the editors in some countries
>are censored."
>
Good suggestion. Articles in papers such as the "New Vision " in Uganda
might also draw in some of the politicians into the debate. (Could be a two
edged sword that of course!)
 
Adrian Carey