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  • Eye on ZBC – May 2013
    The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
    May 27, 2013

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    The national broadcaster, ZBC, carried 146 news reports on various national issues in the period under review.

    The most popular issues were international relations; health; and environment and tourism, which shared 26 reports apiece. These matters constituted 53% of ZBC’s topical stories.

    The constitution-making process and preparations for harmonized elections closely followed, with 22 stories.

    Business news (18), agriculture and food security (16), and May Day celebrations (10) also competed for ZBC’s attention.

    But the national broadcaster abdicated its public service mandate by ignoring widespread reports of rights violations against a cross section of the Zimbabwean society that appeared in other media. The station only covered two incidents of rights abuses, all of which attributed the violence to members of Prime Minister Tsvangirai’s MDC party.

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