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on the attack of BBC correspondent, Andrew Harding in Mbare today
Media Council of Zimbabwe
March 17, 2013
Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) strongly condemns the unwarranted
attack and harassment of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Africa correspondent, Andrew Harding, who was assaulted in Mbare
in Harare this afternoon, while filming a group of MDC activists
who were putting up posters calling on Zimbabweans to vote
‘Yes’ to the draft constitution.
The MDC activists
were also assaulted together with the BBC correspondent and his
The VMCZ believes
that any persons or party or organisation obstructing the work of
journalists at this crucial electoral period or any other time are
undemocratically undermining the constitutionally enshrined right
of the media to work freely in Zimbabwe and to receive and impart
information without undue interference.
On the eve of
the referendum on the draft constitution the VMCZ appeals to society
in general and to political parties, and their youths, to refrain
from attacking media personnel who are merely undertaking their
professional work. We further urge that members of the public allow
journalists to do their job freely and without harassment or any
forms of attack.
Where members of the public have a complaint against a newspaper,
radio or television station story, they are free to contact our
Media Complaints Committee on the addresses listed.
the VMCZ fact
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