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Fun with media relations

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Here’s an interesting question: Why is it that when the office of Lawrence Cannon, the minister of foreign affairs, sends an email to journalists telling them that Cannon will be meeting with Tooryalai Wesa, the new governor of Kandahar province, and when another journalist, i.e. this one, calls Foreign Affairs, the department Cannon allegedly runs, the media relations folks refuse to answer any questions about the visit or even confirm that it is taking place? All this, it should be pointed out, while the governor was meeting with Cannon elsewhere in the same building.