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Daily Media Referendum Watch - Issue 09
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
March 19, 2013
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electronic media carried 20 reports on the constitutional
referendum, held last Saturday.
Of the 20 stories,
12 appeared on private radio stations. The remaining eight featured
on the national broadcaster, ZBC [ZTV (six) and Spot FM (two)].
Fourteen of the 20 stories comprised congratulatory messages from
regional observers and sections of domestic civil society and the
international community who believed the referendum was ‘credible”
despite a few reported irregularities.
were updates by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on the counting
process, including its announcement that the results would be out
The other three
were updates on the arrest
of four MDC officials and human rights lawyers Beatrice Mtetwa,
which the private electronic media linked to the just-ended referendum.
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