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  • Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles


  • Human rights violations report for the month ending June 2013
    The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
    July 17, 2013

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    Monitoring the pre-election human rights environment

    As political temperatures rise ahead of harmonised elections scheduled for July 31st, the Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe (MMPZ) is providing regular updates on the media’s coverage of the human rights environment in the country.

    This is our third report.

    The reports are aimed at assessing the role Zimbabwe’s mainstream domestic media are playing in reporting human rights violations during this period and whether or not preparations for the elections by the authorities are conducive to the holding of a free and fair election.

    Access to information – especially about the election preparations, voter education and politically motivated human rights abuses – forms an essential part of assessing whether or not the environment is conducive to the staging of a peaceful, credible election. The media, especially radio, television and the daily and weekly press serve as the watchdogs of the nation and provide essential contemporary news about the progress, transparency and accountability of election preparations and any violations that are likely to compromise the credibility of this fundamental exercise in democracy.

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