Themes Archives: Media and Press

Overview of media coverage on Zimbabwean elections

REPORTS on preparations for the July 31st harmonized elections by Zimbabwe’s electoral authorities, including campaigns by Zimbabwe’s main parties, overshadowed any other issue in the mainstream media in the period under review. The media carried 1 416 reports on elections, 735 (52%) of which appeared in the official state media. The remaining 681 were contained […]

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Police recommence onslaught on journalists

ZIMBABWEAN police have resumed their onslaught against journalists by devoting two days to interrogate Jan Raath, a veteran foreign correspondent for The Times, a British newspaper over the publication of a story alleging that the government had stitched up a secret deal to export uranium raw materials to Iran for the manufacture of nuclear weapons. […]

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Informaton rights violations Report April-July 2013

This report was compiled by MMPZ and outlines developments that occurred between April 2013 and July 2013 that impinge or are likely to impinge on the public’s free expression rights, which include access to information. The report is based on violations reported in the media and other sources such as partner organisation like MISA. A […]

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Uphold freedoms during the elections says Amnesty

This report highlights human rights concerns that need to be addressed by the Government of National Unity (GNU), political parties in Zimbabwe, the Southern Africa Development Community and the African Union in the run up to the 2013 harmonized elections. It is based on interviews with human rights defenders, political activists, and victims of human […]

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