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>> Disney Studio has pledged to remove smoking from its family-oriented films. The media giant's chief executive Robert A Iger said depictions of smoking will be "discouraged' in films aimed at adults released under its Touchstone and Miramax banners. Iger made the promise in a letter to US congressman Edward Markey.

>> A journalist with Zambia's Catholic Media Services Television (CMSTV) was amongst winners at the recently concluded CNN MultiChoice African Awards. Carity Mutinta Mbozi, a cameraperson and producer at CMSTV, won the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation Award for HIV/AIDS Journalism at a gala held in Cape Town, South Africa.

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