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Media in Zimbabwe

Muchaneta Chimuka
29 Nov 12
Few report cases to police, as they don't expect to be taken seriously.
Paidamoyo Chipunza
29 Nov 12
Hospitals fail patients because of massive shortfall in funding.
Goromonzi residents Borden Mushonga (left) and Bopoto Nyandoro. (Photo: Gamuchirai Masiyiwa)
Gamuchirai Masiyiwa
16 Nov 12
Zimbabweans remember violence that accompanied last presidential election.
Everson Mushava
27 Apr 12
Garikai Chaunza
4 Mar 12

case summary and charges

This project, Strengthening Media Reform and Civil Society Transition in Zimbabwe, seeks to bolster media reform and support civil society during a period of transition in Zimbabwe. The primary focus is on improving the quality of investigative reporting and using it to stimulate debate and action. The broader objective is to encourage Zimbabweans to engage more in the democratic process.

The 12-month project is a partnership between IWPR and the Humanitarian Information Facilitation Centre and the Media Centre. IWPR is administering the project while its two Harare-based partners are implementing it on the ground.

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  • Training and mentoring of 15 investigative journalists across Zimbabwe.
  • Production of in-depth investigative reports on a range of themes, for publication and/or broadcast. Topics so far have included corruption, land rights, welfare, education and health provision.
  • Public debates and workshops around specific issues arising out of the investigative reports; and on broader issues of democracy, accountability, transparency, and the proposed new Zimbabwean constitution.

Funding for the project comes from the European Union and is directed by Deutsche Welle and the Danish IMS.