Alia - Chapter 02
George Githii, former editor-in-chief of the Daily Nation in Kenya has said:
"For governments which fear newspapers there is one consolation. We
have known many instances here in which governments have taken over
newspapers, but we have not known a single incident in which a newspaper has taken over a government" (Githii, quoted in Robie 2005: 2). The Tundra Times came close, for a few historic, politically pivotal moments. In 1962, it took on the US and Alaska governments. In a masterful mix of political strategizing and journalistic muckraking, it helped derail an Atomic Energy Commission plan to use an above-ground atomic blast to excavate a harbor near the Eskimo village of Port Hope, and became a major force in the successful struggle for ANCSA—the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (Morgan 1988: 107-200; 222).