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Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles
Daily Election Report – Issue 6
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
July 20, 2013
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media report for Friday, July 19th 2013
the electronic media today included reports that the Constitutional
Court had dismissed
an MDC-T application querying the figures of police officers who
voted in the special early ballot that ended on July 15th. News
that verification and tallying of the Special Vote was underway
in the presence of representatives of political parties, polling
agents and observers also made the news bulletins on ZTV and SW
Radio Africa. The private radio station also reported that South
African President, Jacob Zuma, the SADC facilitator assigned to
ensure a free and fair election in Zimbabwe, would host a SADC Troika
meeting on Saturday (tomorrow) to discuss Zimbabwe’s
development was on media issues, reporting the launch of an independent
television station in Johannesburg on Friday by a group of Zimbabweans.
media focused mainly on party campaigns across the country with
Zanu-PF continuing to enjoy massive live coverage of its campaign
rallies on ZBC.
- The electronic
media carried a total of 37 election-related stories. [Party campaigns
24, administrative issues of the elections nine, and two apiece
on human rights and other election-related matters].
- Of the 37
reports, the public broadcaster, ZBC, aired 21 election-related
stories, (ZTV 17 and Spot FM five).
- The private
radio stations carried 16 stories. [ZiFM four, Star FM two, Studio
7 and SWRA five a piece].
- There were
no stories on fresh incidents of political violence in the bulletins
of all the electronic media.
- ZTV allocated
25 minutes 56 seconds to Zanu-PF campaign activities in its main
evening news bulletin, while allocating only 3 minutes 50 seconds
to MDCT activity.
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