[AfrICANN-discuss] ITWebAfrica Story - Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.Africa

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 14:36:15 SAST 2012

Hahaha...serious matters can be made so funny! Thanks ;-)

@Gideon The metaphor has been used, and let's call a spade a spade the
intention is obvious.Unfortunately there is no MRA (mail retrieval
protocol) perhaps it will be good to acknowledge the mistake for that is a
better fix. A reminder to watch what we say...whatever we say has an impact
either positive or negative!


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On Aug 30, 2012 1:14 PM, "Nigel Roberts" <nigel at channelisles.net> wrote:

> I don't know about your particular country, but anyone using a metaphor
> about an identifiable person or persons involving the word 'thief' in
> England risks a Claim of defamation.
> And it seems that in parts of Africa that may be MUCH more risky.
> http://cpj.org/2009/03/**ivorian-editor-abruptly-**
> jailed-in-libel-case.php<http://cpj.org/2009/03/ivorian-editor-abruptly-jailed-in-libel-case.php>
>  The charge related to a front page column headlined "Ali Baba and the
>> Forty Thieves," with a photo of President Laurent Gbagbo in the center and
>> photos of former members of his government who have been imprisoned in
>> recent corruption scandals, according to CPJ research. An arrow identified
>> Gbagbo as "Ali Baba."
> N.
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