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Zimbabwean journalists targeted amid pre-election tension

A Zimbabwean citizen passes election posters advertising election candidates. At least four journalists have been attacked in the lead-up to the elections in July. (AFP/Alexander Joe)

Cape Town, South Africa, June 18, 2013--All parties in Zimbabwe's government of national unity must respect the responsibility of journalists to document events and report the views of citizens, especially in the run-up to the country's elections in July, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In four different cases this month, reporters have been attacked apparently in connection with their coverage of the country's two major political parties.

Blog   |   Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, a rare retreat in a media attack

Zimbabwean editor Golden Maunganidze reported harassment of vendors of his newspaper. (Masvingo Mirror)

In Zimbabwe, where journalists face constant harassment and repressive legislation, it's a rare occasion that the army would back off from its interference with an independent newspaper. But that's what seemed to happen this week in rural Gutu.

January 21, 2011 12:47 PM ET

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