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Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles
Daily Election Report – Issue 4
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
July 18, 2013
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media report for Wednesday, July 17th 2013
All the electronic
media missed the news that uniformed forces and civil servants who
failed to cast their vote in the just-ended special
early voting exercise conducted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
will not legally be entitled to get a second chance to do so in
the July 31 elections. Only NewsDay the next morning (18/7 see below)
reported this citing section 81B: 2 of the Electoral
media focused mainly on party campaigns going on nationwide and
the chaotic nature of the special voting process.
- The electronic
media carried a total of 29 election-related stories. [Party campaigns
18, administrative issues of the elections eight and three reports
on other election related matters].
- Of the 29
reports, the public broadcaster, ZBC, had 13 election-related
stories, (ZTV nine and Spot FM four).
- The private
radio stations carried 16 stories. [ZiFM five, Star FM three,
Studio 7 and SWRA four apiece].
- There were
no stories on political violence in the bulletins of both the
public and privately owned electronic media.
- ZTV allocated
13 minutes 59 seconds to Zanu-PF campaign activities in its evening
main news bulletin, while it only allocated only 2 minutes 17
seconds to MDC-T activity.
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