Al Jazeera Assigns Three Correspondents To Cover Zimbabwe Elections

By Al Jazeera English Network

Three Al Jazeera correspondents from TV and online will be across Zimbabwe covering the elections and reaction as President Robert Mugabe attempts to beat his challenger and current Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai today, 31 July 2013.

Zimbabwean Haru Mutasa will be reporting from Harare, following Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF, while Mohammed Adow will be in Bulawayo, southern Zimbabwe, covering Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement For Democratic Change. Al Jazeera's online producer Azad Essa will be in Harare finding out from ordinary voters on what the election means to them in the days leading up to the election.

In past years, Zimbabwean elections have been tarnished with accusations of corruption and violence. Al Jazeera will give audiences the latest news, analysis and opinion from our reporters, as well as discussions and exclusive interviews with candidates and party workers.

The Al Jazeera team will report on key electoral issues such as the economy, black empowerment, the legacy of Robert Mugabe's 33-year rule and the future of Zimbabwe. Al Jazeera will speak to ordinary citizens on their hopes and concerns for the future of Zimbabwe.

As social media will be playing a key role in the elections, the hashtag #Zimdecides will be tracked by the online team and Al Jazeera's social media programme The Stream, who last week had a programme on the Zimbabwean elections.

Al Jazeera's flagship discussion programme Inside Story will also debate the key election points before and after the vote.

The Twitter handles of Al Jazeera journalists in Zimbabwe are @harumutasa, @Moadow, and @AzadEssa.