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Petitioning CNN International PR Lauren Cone and 5 others

CNN: Stop accepting adversiting from the corrupt Angolan regime!

Semba Comunicação, a private Angolan company, has been receiving millions of dollars directly from the presidency of the Republic of Angola’s budget to produce commercials to improve the image of Angola abroad. However, this company, incorporated on October 11, 2006, is owned by President José Eduardo dos Santos’ children, namely Welwitchea José dos Santos ‘Tchizé’ and José Paulino dos Santos ´Coréon Du.’ They are promoting the image of their father’s regime through campaigns broadcasted on CNN International. President Dos Santos has been in power for 32 years without ever being elected by the people.

The 2012 presidential budget alone allocates almost US $17 million for Semba Comunicação to engage in a contractual agreement with CNN International for a new advertisement campaign. Read the complete story at MakaAngola:

While two-thirds of the Angolan population survive on less than $2 a day, the President and his protégés, including his family, have been plundering the extensive natural resources of the country.

Transferring taxpayers’ money from the presidency budget to his children’s private company is only the latest of multiple and continuous acts of corruption, bribery, and embezzlement committed by the President and his cronies.

Tell CNN to stop accepting advertisement from the corrupt president José Eduardo dos Santos’ regime!

This petition was delivered to:
  • CNN International PR
    Lauren Cone
  • president of CNN Worldwide
    Jim Walton
  • Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System
    Phil Kent
  • CNN Senior Vice President, Ad Sales
    Rani R. Raad
  • Vice President, Corporate Communications, Time Warner Inc.
    Keith Cocozza
  • CNN International PR
    Bridget Leininger

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