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Eye on ZBC – May 2013
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
May 27, 2013
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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.
process and preparations for harmonized elections closely followed,
with 22 stories.
(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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