Leaking the news out of Zimbabwe (+photos, video, links)

By Alan Willians

International news agencies' access to Zimbabwe is strictly limited, but a steady stream of information about the situation there does manage to get out to the wider world. Below are examples of some of the video evidence available online and links to sites which provide a lifeline to Zimbabweans

Zimbabwean Kiwis wanting to keep updated and in touch with loved ones in their troubled homeland are using a number of options available to them.

Save Zimbabwe campaign general secretary Mandla Akhe said the community was using the internet and cellphones to communicate with relatives and friends at home.

"We are online and have regular contact via text messaging," Mr Akhe said.

"There are a number of websites I trust to keep track of events in Zimbabwe."

ZIMBABWE-DEDICATED SITES
www.zimbabwesituation.com
www.newzimbabwe.com
www.zimonline.co.za
www.swradioafrica.com

Fellow Zimbabwean Vimbay Nathan said she visited a number of websites she regarded as credible, but questioned most reports that were coming out of Zimbabwe because of the current climate of instability.

"I tend to question all reports on Zimbabwe, although keeping in touch with friends and family in Zimbabwe via email tends to gives things balance and lend perspective," Ms Nathan said

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE OF ZIMBABWE
BBC
CNN
New York Times
The Guardian

VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM INSIDE ZIMBABWE
Report on election violence
LiveLeak.com:

Interview with Morgan Tsvangari (May)
LiveLeak.com:

Life in a Zimbabwe orphanage
Unicef on googlevideo.com:

Zanu PF patrolling the streets armed with sticks, confront camera crew
Al Jazeera on YouTube:

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