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MISA Urges ZBC To Provide Equal Coverage Ahead Of By-elections

MISA Urges ZBC To Provide Equal Coverage Ahead Of By-elections

The Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe) has written to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) asking the broadcaster to be neutral and grant equal access for political parties as directed by the High Court and recommended by election observer missions.

In a letter dated 21 January 2022, MISA Zimbabwe director Tabani Moyo reminded ZBC of its obligations under the national constitution. Said Moyo:

Section 160 of the Electoral Act requires a public broadcaster to afford all political parties contesting elections such free access to its broadcasting services as may be prescribed.

It is in that regard that the High Court of Zimbabwe and several election observer missions came up with several recommendations on how the public media, ZBC and Zimpapers, should cover the country’s elections following the conclusion of Zimbabwe’s 2018 harmonised elections.

In June 2019, Justice Joseph Mafusire said ZBC and Zimpapers had violated the constitution with their partisan reporting. He ordered ZBC and Zimpapers:

… to ensure their communications do not show bias in favour of one political party or its candidates and that they exercise impartiality and independence in their duties.

MISA Zimbabwe said that ZBC has not complied with the court ruling and the ruling ZANU PF party’s rivals could be denied coverage in forthcoming elections.

More: ZimLive


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12 Comments

Eland Mhofela 3 months ago

Ummm ztv or Zim radio stations ,I can’t remember when I last watched and or listened any program. Thats when u hear rimwe richiti hehh hehhh ma sanctions iwe no country wll trust a lawless lawbreaker who even calls him or herself a lawmaker, come harmonized election,Chinese ku China. NHM. CCC

Done!!!!


Tk 3 months ago

Handione chanel inokundzwa neyekuma 1800century iyo iri yekuma 2022 ichiona mhotsi pascreen


Nkust 3 months ago

Mmmm, media yakakosha varume asi dai hake ccc yacho yaenda ku open view vokumbira ku broadcast ku print media vouya pano pa pindula zvogona kuvaiitira, Bush lawyer these pple will never comply remember in 2008 the electorate saw Morgan on zbctv advert zvichinzi Morgan is more vanhu vekuuzumba vakashamisika kuona ari munhu mutema vaive vakavudziwa kty murungu


Bright 3 months ago

Ummmmm amhuna kuenda kure nechokwadi her apa

Scopion 3 months ago

Zanu pf broadcasting iyoo atina kna basa nayoo, CCC titori boo takadaroo


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Chura🐸 3 months ago

94% of Zimbabweans thy don't even enjoy they own channel why...


Issue bho zvedu neOpen view neCCC zvedu. zbc 🚮 3 months ago

Kkkk

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND WHY ZBC IS FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THIS SIMPLE ORDER FROM THE HIGH COURT AND REQUEST FROM INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER MISSIONS.

FOR HOW LONG CAN WE LIVE FAILING TO FOLLOW OUR HIGH COURT ORDERS ? IT IS EMBARRASSING.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Mhazi of silobela 3 months ago

This gvt does not follow court orders.
CCC will not have time on dead bc. Besides the majority we don't want anything to do with that station. They lie a lot - can't even trust their weather report.

Mucitizen 3 months ago

Dont worry much MISA, we dont watch ZBC. Inotosvora maziso nekukuvadza nzeve.


Wamambo90 3 months ago

Avo chero mukataura havateereri siyai vakadaro tongohwinha zvakadaro.
Ccc2023 pachimuti


drrevenge@yahoo.com 3 months ago

Kkkkkkkkkk


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