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Access to printed matter under African dictatorships is limited: government controlled newspapers are supplemented with pornography, sports and travel trash, titillating tabloids and beauty rags peddling Western decadence and white supremacy; everything is saturated with corporate advertising. Photo keith harmon snow, Libreville, Gabon, 1997.

Kim Petersen is a former co-editor of Dissident Voice. He can be reached at: Twitter: @kimpetersen. Read other articles by Kim.