ZESN Fact sheet on Media’s role in elections

Section 61(2) of Zimbabwe’s 2013 Constitution guarantees the freedom of the media. Media freedom is closely connected to the right to access information enshrined in Section 62 of the Constitution. In its role as the fourth estate, the media plays an important role in keeping the public informed. A more informed public is able to make better decisions in things that relate to day-to-day events and ultimately, the quality of life. The media’s informative role is even more important during the electoral cycle….more