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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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    Electronic 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 Law.

    The electronic media focused mainly on party campaigns going on nationwide and the chaotic nature of the special voting process.

    The stats

    • 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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