News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 39 on 15 September 2000

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ZIMBABWE’S MDC USES THE WEB TO FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT

15 September 2000

NEWS UPDATE WILL TAKE A ONE WEEK CHRISTMAS BREAK BETWEEN ISSUE 40 ON 17 DECEMBER AND ISSUE 41 ON 1 JANUARY. ISSUE NO 39 ZIMBABWE’S MDC USES THE WEB TO FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT The MDC’s use of the web and e-mail in June’s election’s was a striking aspect of that contested election. In this issue Brenda Burrell, the MDC’s webmaster describes its impact on the process of political campaigning against a powerful opponent that controls the more traditional media. During the June 2000 elections in Zimbabwe, MDC campaigners and other citizens took advantage of the internet and email to promote…