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Published: Tuesday 15 June 2004

The us should reopen most of the websites shut down after the September 11 attacks because of terrorism fears, a report says. Post September 11, us authorities shut down some 36 sites and more than 600 public databases. But a Rand Corporation report says that most of these sites and databases posed little security risk.

The Walt Disney group has banned its subsidiary company from distributing a documentary by director Michael Moore. Fahrenheit 911 alleges us President Bush's family has financial links with the family of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

A Zimbabwean Opposition group is using graffiti to protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Zvakwana! activists on April 18, 2004 spray-painted slogans along a road in the capital, Harare, which Mugabe was to use to attend the country's independence day celebrations. "There was so much graffiti that the government couldn't repaint it before Mugabe's trip and he had to take a different route," says the group.

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