Daily Media Monitoring Report Issue 19

/Introduction

This nineteenth media monitoring report on the 2018 elections highlights trends in the Zimbabwean media’s performance in their coverage of the elections. The study assessed the level to which the media is fair and balanced in representing political players. The report covers issues reported by the media on the twenty-seventh day of the election period – 26 June 2018.

Conclusion

On the twenty-seventh day of the electoral period, it was laudable that female political actors were given more coverage to discuss challenges they were facing in their campaigns. Gender representation in the media should always be equitable and balanced.

With 35 days left before the elections, it is worrying that very few political parties are being covered by the media on a daily basis. Only twelve political parties were covered on this day out of the 55 that ZEC reported would be contesting in the upcoming elections.

Source: Media Monitors

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