30th April 03:36
Reporters Without Borders comments on the election
2005/04/08: AllAfrica: RSF: Seven Reasons Why the Legislative Elections
Were `Very Clearly Unfair'
Reporters Without Borders today said the 31 March legislative elections in
Zimbabwe were "very clearly unfair" from the press freedom viewpoint, being
marred by oppressive legislation, biased media coverage, almost systematic
censorship of dissent and recurrent violence against critical journalists.
"We have identified at least seven grounds for saying press freedom does not
exist in Zimbabwe in 2005, as in previous years," the organization said.
"Not only does Zimbabwe have one of Africa's most draconian and authoritarian
press laws but the state media, which are supposed to respect the democratic
criteria established by the Southern Africa Development Community, clearly
opted to provide biased and ill-intentioned coverage"
"Concentrate on what cannot lie. The evidence..." -Gil Grissom
Zimbabwe News: http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/zimnow.html
H.E. Taylor http://www.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/