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Recommendation 15: ZBC needs to be reformed into a truly independent public service
broadcaster and state-owned media must abide by their legal obligation to be impartial and
provide equitable treatment to all political parties and candidates.- @eueomzimbabwe

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@eueomzimbabwe In accordance with the Electoral Act, from 4 July the state broadcaster ZBC afforded free access to political contestants through various programming aired on TV and radio stations. - @eueomzimbabwe report

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@eueomzimbabwe Nevertheless, ZBC failed to abide by its legal obligation of ensuring equitable and fair treatment to all political parties and candidates in its news and current affairs programmes.- @eueomzimbabwe report

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@eueomzimbabwe ZEC, supported by the BAZ and the ZMC, and despite facing a number of limitations, managed to fulfil its legal mandate to monitor media from 9 July. - @eueomzimbabwe report

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@eueomzimbabwe However, ZEC was ineffective in ensuring fairness, equitable coverage by broadcasters, publishers as established in the law. The legal provisions lack a realistic mechanism for enforcement, as the Electoral Act confers limited power on ZEC to actually deal with media violations.
@eueomzimbabwe Despite positive campaign messages, social media became also a tool to spread fake news and abusive language, especially in the lead-up to the elections. - @eueomzimbabwe report

#media #Zimbabwe #postelectionszw
@eueomzimbabwe Hate speech against opponents increased on social media platforms, abusive language was also used, especially against women who had left the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC-Alliance and joined the Thokozani Khupe faction, the ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba.

@eueomzimbabwe report
@eueomzimbabwe To view the full report by the EU Election Observer Mission- @eueomzimbabwe on the 2018 Harmonised Elections please visit the link here:

You can also view the summarised recommendations for media in the images!

#media #Zimbabwe #postelectionszw
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