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JMS blog an election first

The Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies and the M&G Online are hours away from launching the first group blog in Africa written by the leaders of political parties competing in an election.

So far the school's New Media Lab (NML) has convinced Patricia De Lille, Ziba Jiyane, Bantu Holomisa, Pieter Mulder and Tony Leon to blog the last few days running up to the elections. ANC participation is not yet certain, but the ruling party has indicated a willingness to participate. The site will launch later today (Friday 24 February 2006) once the NML has gathered the rest of the posts. Meanwhile, have a look at it at http://electionblogs.mg.co.za

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