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Weekly Media Update 2010-23
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
Monday June 14th - Sunday June 20th 2010
June 25, 2010
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week's top stories
The launch of
the long-awaited constitutional outreach consultation exercise after
months of bickering among the coalition parties was the highlight
of the week in all the media.
media, however, simply endorsed this development as evidence of
progress in the implementation of the Global
Political Agreement (GPA) without questioning Zimbabweans' ability
to fully express themselves amid reports of intimidation by ZANU
PF supporters, especially in rural areas. The private media continued
to highlight the implications of this problem, alongside inadequate
funding, logistical hitches and the ongoing information drought,
reported to be more prevalent in rural areas.
The operations of the
inclusive government, particularly efforts to normalize relations
with the West, and the controversial decision by Kimberley Process
monitor Abbey Chikane to certify Chiadzwa's diamonds, sparking international
condemnation, competed for attention too.
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