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Angola: Anti-Corruption Initiative Urges CNN to Refuse Advertising Deal

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Angola, Economics & Business, Freedom of Speech, Governance, International Relations, Media & Journalism

Maka, a website that monitors corruption in Angola, launched an online campaign [1] petitioning CNN International to stop accepting advertisement [2] from the government of President Dos Santos. The presidential budget for 2012 allocates about US$17 million [3] for promoting a positive image of Angola on CNN International [4], through a company run by the Dos Santos family. CNN has issued a response [5].