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Media Monitors has been monitoring the media’s performance around Zimbabwe’s political transition for a year (November 2017 to November 2018) gathering empirical evidence. This is in line with the organization’s mandate to promote high levels of reporting and access to quality information. This research has been informed by results of the monitoring which have shown that the local journalism platforms have faced numerous difficulties in reporting the country’s political transition. These challenges include, unbalanced coverage, inaccurate presentation of facts, and marginalization of weaker groups among others. To enhance debate and understanding around the performance of the media, Media Monitors invited contributions from Zimbabwean journalists and academics to reflect and give their perspectives on a range of subjects. This publication is edited by renowned journalist, Cris Chinaka, and is a culmination of collaboration between Media Monitors and the contributors. It offers multiple insights on issues that Zimbabwean media should be focusing on. The views expressed by these contributions are those of the authors but none the less enrich our appreciation of Zimbabwean jouralism. They are also a celebration of academic freedom even where the status of media freedom is being questioned. Media Monitors is grateful to OSISA for sponsorship to enable this publication. We hope that it contributes to the curation of knowledge and views about an important subject.

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