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Mar 1 1990

Mandela’s Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela (cc photo: Archives of the City of Montreal)

The New York Times and the Washington Post gave coverage unprecedented for an African issue to the events surrounding the release of Nelson Mandela. In the week following the February 10 announcement of the release, both newspapers carried an average of three articles daily. (On one day, February 13, the Times carried nine articles on the release.) But this attention only provided more opportunity for omissions, distortions and racism by the nation’s two most prominent newspapers. A recurring theme in both papers was “sharing power,” a euphemism for an arrangement that avoids the “one person, one vote” solution called br […]