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Day one at WAN Congress Cape Town 2007

Bizcommunity.com and local video and photo-sharing site www.Zoopy.com have partnered to bring you coverage of the 60th World Newspaper Congress, 14th World Editors Forum and Info Services Expo 2007, the annual global meetings of the world's press organised by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) taking place this year for the first time in Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 3 – 6 June 2007.
Trevor Ncube is the owner of the South African Mail & Guardian as well as of two Zimbabwean newspapers: the Zimbabwean Independent and The Standard. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Shaun Johnson is the founding Chief Executive of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation in Cape Town. A world famous author with many world literary prizes. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Gavin O'Reilly President of WAN (World Association of Newspapers and COO of Independent News and Media PLC in Ireland. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Sunday Times centenary video at opening session. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Some fantastic entertainment! Thabo Mbeki and Helen Zille have arrived! Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Journalists around the world continue to be abused and jailed. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
The president comments on freedom of the press, journalistic excellence and media responsibility in Africa. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Thabo Mbeki president of South Africa and Trevor Ncube President of NASA at the WAN World Association of Newspapers conference in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Dr Frederik van Zyl Slabbert speaking at the WAN, world association of newspapers. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
George Brock president of the World Editors Forum, speaking at the WAN, world association of newspapers in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Thabo Mbeki President of South Africa and Gavin O'Reilly, President of WAN, at the (WAN) world association of newspapers, congress in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Thabo Mbeki President of South Africa and Timothy Balding, CEO of WAN, at the (WAN) world association of newspapers, congress in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Qinsheng Gao accepts the Golden Pen Freedom award on behalf of her son who is in jail in China. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Dancers jive to the tune of meadowlands as they entertain delegates at the WAN, world association of newspapers in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Dancers represented as animals entertain the delegates at the WAN, world association of newspapers in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
President Thabo Mbeki speaks to the WAN, World assocoation of Newspapers, delegates in Cape Town. Picture courtesy of Zoopy.com team.
Around 1600 delegates from 105 countries -- publishers, CEOs, managing directors, chief editors, other senior newspaper executives and their guests -- are registered for the events. This is the second largest gathering in WAN history, following last year's events in Moscow, Russia, which drew 1700 participants.

 
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