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Weekly media update 2010-14
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
Monday April 12th 2010 - Sunday April 18th 2010
April 23, 2010
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independence anniversary overshadowed all other topical news in
the government media, such as the endless power-sharing stalemate,
constitutional reforms, the controversial mining of Chiadzwa's diamonds,
and ZANU PF's black economic empowerment programme, which have all
preoccupied Zimbabwe's domestic media for the past three months.
The private media were not consumed by the independence euphoria
reflected in the public media and focused instead on human rights
issues among other topics.
However, both the government
and private media brought a new dimension to the week by publicizing
fresh indicators of socio-economic stress such as "soaring"
inflation, poor wages, persistent water and electricity shortages,
and an increase in the number of people succumbing to communicable
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