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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutôt calme ce jour a Harare où le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hôpital Moins dune semaine après le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blessés, les langues se délient? Voila l'ennemi numéro un du régime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontré chez lui, cet après-midi, juste après sa sortie de l'hôpital Des points de suture, un ?il enflé mais toujours la même détermination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / Président du MDC Mouvement pour un changement démocratique " Ce sadisme est caractéristique de ce régime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont régulièrement brutalisés La seule différence c'est qu'ils se sont attaqués à un leader de l'opposition Et ca revêt une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalité du régime a permis a l'opposition - divisée- de se réunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir à la une de l'actualité SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragédie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce régime, ceux qui le protégeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du président Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de réagir par la colère et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de régler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien à perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutôt calme ce jour a Harare où le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hôpital Moins dune semaine après le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blessés, les langues se délient? Voila l'ennemi numéro un du régime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontré chez lui, cet après-midi, juste après sa sortie de l'hôpital Des points de suture, un ?il enflé mais toujours la même détermination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / Président du MDC Mouvement pour un changement démocratique " Ce sadisme est caractéristique de ce régime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont régulièrement brutalisés La seule différence c'est qu'ils se sont attaqués à un leader de l'opposition Et ca revêt une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalité du régime a permis a l'opposition - divisée- de se réunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir à la une de l'actualité SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragédie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce régime, ceux qui le protégeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du président Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de réagir par la colère et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de régler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien à perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutôt calme ce jour a Harare où le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hôpital Moins dune semaine après le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blessés, les langues se délient? Voila l'ennemi numéro un du régime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontré chez lui, cet après-midi, juste après sa sortie de l'hôpital Des points de suture, un ?il enflé mais toujours la même détermination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / Président du MDC Mouvement pour un changement démocratique " Ce sadisme est caractéristique de ce régime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont régulièrement brutalisés La seule différence c'est qu'ils se sont attaqués à un leader de l'opposition Et ca revêt une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalité du régime a permis a l'opposition - divisée- de se réunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir à la une de l'actualité SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragédie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce régime, ceux qui le protégeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du président Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de réagir par la colère et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de régler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien à perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutot calme ce jour a Harare ou le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hopital Moins dune semaine apres le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blesses, les langues se delient? Voila l'ennemi numero un du regime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontre chez lui, cet apres-midi, juste apres sa sortie de l'hopital Des points de suture, un ?il enfle mais toujours la meme determination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / President du MDC Mouvement pour un changement democratique " Ce sadisme est caracteristique de ce regime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont regulierement brutalises La seule difference c'est qu'ils se sont attaques a un leader de l'opposition Et ca revet une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalite du regime a permis a l'opposition - divisee- de se reunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir a la une de l'actualite SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragedie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce regime, ceux qui le protegeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du president Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de reagir par la colere et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de regler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien a perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutot calme ce jour a Harare ou le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hopital Moins dune semaine apres le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blesses, les langues se delient? Voila l'ennemi numero un du regime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontre chez lui, cet apres-midi, juste apres sa sortie de l'hopital Des points de suture, un ?il enfle mais toujours la meme determination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / President du MDC Mouvement pour un changement democratique " Ce sadisme est caracteristique de ce regime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont regulierement brutalises La seule difference c'est qu'ils se sont attaques a un leader de l'opposition Et ca revet une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalite du regime a permis a l'opposition - divisee- de se reunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir a la une de l'actualite SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragedie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce regime, ceux qui le protegeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du president Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de reagir par la colere et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de regler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien a perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
London feed: Zimbabwe Crisis Clips
TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutot calme ce jour a Harare ou le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hopital Moins dune semaine apres le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blesses, les langues se delient? Voila l'ennemi numero un du regime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontre chez lui, cet apres-midi, juste apres sa sortie de l'hopital Des points de suture, un ?il enfle mais toujours la meme determination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / President du MDC Mouvement pour un changement democratique " Ce sadisme est caracteristique de ce regime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont regulierement brutalises La seule difference c'est qu'ils se sont attaques a un leader de l'opposition Et ca revet une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalite du regime a permis a l'opposition - divisee- de se reunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir a la une de l'actualite SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragedie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce regime, ceux qui le protegeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du president Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de reagir par la colere et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de regler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien a perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
London feed: Zimbabwe Crisis Clips
TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutot calme ce jour a Harare ou le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hopital Moins dune semaine apres le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blesses, les langues se delient? Voila l'ennemi numero un du regime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontre chez lui, cet apres-midi, juste apres sa sortie de l'hopital Des points de suture, un ?il enfle mais toujours la meme determination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / President du MDC Mouvement pour un changement democratique " Ce sadisme est caracteristique de ce regime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont regulierement brutalises La seule difference c'est qu'ils se sont attaques a un leader de l'opposition Et ca revet une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalite du regime a permis a l'opposition - divisee- de se reunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir a la une de l'actualite SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragedie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce regime, ceux qui le protegeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du president Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de reagir par la colere et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de regler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien a perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
London feed: Zimbabwe Crisis Clips
TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutot calme ce jour a Harare ou le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hopital Moins dune semaine apres le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blesses, les langues se delient? Voila l'ennemi numero un du regime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontre chez lui, cet apres-midi, juste apres sa sortie de l'hopital Des points de suture, un ?il enfle mais toujours la meme determination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / President du MDC Mouvement pour un changement democratique " Ce sadisme est caracteristique de ce regime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont regulierement brutalises La seule difference c'est qu'ils se sont attaques a un leader de l'opposition Et ca revet une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalite du regime a permis a l'opposition - divisee- de se reunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir a la une de l'actualite SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragedie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce regime, ceux qui le protegeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du president Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de reagir par la colere et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de regler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien a perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutot calme ce jour a Harare ou le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hopital Moins dune semaine apres le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blesses, les langues se delient? Voila l'ennemi numero un du regime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontre chez lui, cet apres-midi, juste apres sa sortie de l'hopital Des points de suture, un ?il enfle mais toujours la meme determination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / President du MDC Mouvement pour un changement democratique " Ce sadisme est caracteristique de ce regime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont regulierement brutalises La seule difference c'est qu'ils se sont attaques a un leader de l'opposition Et ca revet une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalite du regime a permis a l'opposition - divisee- de se reunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir a la une de l'actualite SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragedie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce regime, ceux qui le protegeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du president Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de reagir par la colere et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de regler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien a perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.
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TAPE 2 Slugged: 1050 ZIMBABWE X75 11:38:51 050701#157 Name: 050701#157 Title: ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:34:41.29 Out point: 22:38:23.20 Duration: 00:03:41.19 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 6461 Source BBC +++ Notes Dopesheet ZIMBABWE CHAOS bbc2200 The United Nation's special investigator in Zimbabwe has been hearing first hand of the suffering of some of the thousands of families driven from their homes by the government. 300,000 people are now thought to have been made homeless. New pictures reveal the scale of the destruction of the camps, which President Mugabe calls "illegal housing". The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe.Our Africa Correspondent, Hilary Andersson reports from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 01.07.05 LOCATIONS: SOUTH AFRICA/ ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News Johannesburg DURATION: 3'34" ASTONS: 3'05" ROBERT MUGABE President of Zimbabwe SOURCES: gv of burning smoking fields/gv of families around campsite - Reuters Subscription Only gv of UN special envoy with people and unknown vox pop/ woman handing over baby to special envoy/gv of sick child amongst furniture/gv of children sitting around mother's body/vox pop- Reuters Subscription Only gvs of refugees camp - Reuters subscribers only aerial of harare before destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' aerial of hararre after destruction - Digi globe PAN BBC NEWS ACCESS - MUST ON SCREEN CREDIT 'Digi globe' Mugabe sync Reuters Subscription Only gv of men watching as houses are destroyed/babies and young children in tub and wreckage of houses. Reuters Subscription Only 11:45:44 050721#031 Name: 050721#031 Title: ZIMBABWE VILLAGES APTN 0930G Type: Zimbabwe In point: 10:33:43.20 Out point: 10:37:13.14 Duration: 00:03:29.22 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 7260 Source aubc Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0930: ++Zimbabwe Villages Thursday, 21 July 2005 Undercover video alleged to show villages being torched SOURCE: AuBc DATELINE: Various SHOTLIST Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 ++MUTE++ 1. Wide of two policemen walking 2. Various of burning huts 3. Zoom in to woman with baby on her back 4. Various of burning huts 5. Various of woman with baby on her back, standing next to household belongings, pans to burning hut 6. Close up police car Sydney, Australia - 20 July 2005 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "That was filmed a week ago in central Zimbabwe." Presenter question: "Just a week ago?" "Just a week ago on Tuesday afternoon. What was happening was that the police were going systemically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those areas. The significance of this, of course, is that this was being done in rural areas. Most of the focus up until now has been on the cities." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "Were you able to verify what actually was happening there? Who these people were who were being driven from their houses in that case?" 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "Well, the people being driven were squatters close to a mine. They'd moved in there in the last five years, part of informal settlement. It was hard to say who they owed their political allegiances to. They were just poor Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of this campaign." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) AuBc Lateline Presenter "There's no question in your mind this is part of the so-called "drive out the filth" campaign that's mostly focused on cities up until now?" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Coltart, Zimbabwe opposition member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for Justice "We have no doubt. Bear in mind, in the March 2005 elections, only the government knows exactly who voted for them and we've argued that they know literally village by village who voted for them, who voted against them and this programme we believe is targeted against even small communities like that rural community that suffered the brunt of this last Tuesday. We believe it was done primarily in retribution." Central Zimbabwe - 12 July 2005 8. Army truck driving past STORYLINE: Australian television has aired pictures it says shows the burning of villages in rural Zimbabwe. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline news programme has not revealed the exact location and the pictures are mute to protect the identity of the person who filmed them. They show burning huts with a woman, carrying a baby, standing next to household belongings. In Australia, a visiting Zimbabwe opposition politician, David Coltart, said the pictures were shot last week on July 12. David Coltart, who is a member of parliament for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and is the party's Justice Minister, called on the Australian government to do more to push for the indictment of President Robert Mugabe for crimes against humanity. Coltart was due to meet Australia's Justice Minister Chris Ellison in Sydney on Thursday to brief him about the Zimbabwean government's mass demolition policy, which has left up to a million people homeless in a country facing mass famine. He says that "police were going systematically through villages torching them in an effort to try and drive people away from those area." Coltart says the significance of this is that the burning of villages is taking place in rural areas, instead of just in the cities. The footage emerges ahead of this week's release of a UN report assessing the humanitarian impact of the government's programme known as Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash. Humanitarian workers and opposition leaders estimate up to 1.5 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods since police began torching and bulldozing shantytowns, informal markets and other structures deemed illegal on May 19. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government defends the operation as an urban cleanup drive. Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from the economic crisis plaguing Zimbabwe. The government has pledged 3 trillion Zimbabwean dollars (325 (m) million US dollars; euro272 million) to provide 1.2 million houses or building plots by 2008. Economists have voiced doubts that the government can afford the massive reconstruction project at a time when inflation has soared to more than 144 percent and an estimated 4 million people are inU-R-G-E-N-Tneed of food. 11:49:54 051022 Name: 051022 Title: ZIMBABWE HOMELESS ap0030g Type: Zimbabwe In point: 01:30:40.01 Out point: 01:33:18.10 Duration: 00:02:38.07 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 0672 Source aptn+ Notes On DVC PRO 039-202 Homeless famiies + Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo presser Dopesheet AP-APTN-0030: ++Zimbabwe Homeless Saturday, 22 October 2005 Secret video shows families living in open drain pipes SOURCE: APTNVRN DATELINE: - Recent SHOTLIST ++NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++ VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 1. Wide of house being knocked down 2. bulldozer coming to knock down structure while villagers stand by 3. Fires burning in razed homes 4. bulldozers and fires 5. villagers eating; washing themselves in polluted water 6. Mother with her child on the ground 7. Cars driving away 8. People packing, stacking their household goods 9. Child crying 10. Wide of furniture. 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Villager, vox pop: "I don't have a plan, nothing. What can I do now" 12. villagers and makeshift tents APTN Johannesburg, South Africa Recent 13. Wide shot downtown Johannesburg 14. Wide shot presser 15. press and delegates 16. Wide shot delegates addressing media 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo: "To me this food situation is very, very serious situation where the government by refusing food is trying to starve people to death. And don't be surprised to hear that - one, two, three - something like 200,000 people will be dead." 18. Cutaway press 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep." VNR - Solidarity Peace Trust Matabeleland, Zimbabwe Recent 20. Child reading her book on the ground 21. people living in the open under blankets STORYLINE Video secretly filmed by an African church group shows Zimbabwean families living in the open, some three months after the government forcibly removed them from their homes with bulldozers. The Solidarity Peace Trust of Zimbabwe, a Harare church-affiliated watchdog group, shot the video of the homeless, which it says number up to 60,000. The tape shows Zimbabweans living in disused stormwater drains or under plastic sheeting after their homes were razed by police and municipal bulldozers. The families are forced to wash in polluted rivers and live under makeshift tents, the Solidarity Peace Trust said. "The killing of innocent civilians by Mugabe in 1983 and 1984 will look like child's play compared with the present situation where the government is deliberately refusing people fed when they (the homeless) themselves have nothing, no food to keep," said Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, during a recent press conference in Johannesburg. The Zimbabwe residents were made homeless during "Operation Murambatsvina," which police said was designed to rid the community of vagrants and illegal immigrants. Zimbabwe police raided homes in Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland and Victoria Falls. They demolished the buildings and forced thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Rather than solve the homeless problem, The Solidarity Peace Trust claims that the government - under the leadership of Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe - ruined their lives by forcing thousands of families to live in horrendous conditions outdoors. 11:52:38 051031#118 Name: 051031#118 Title: ZIMBABWE ANDERSSON BBC 2200 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 22:39:27.29 Out point: 22:42:23.17 Duration: 00:02:55.18 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 1009 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 drought / malnourished children Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo sot accusing Mugabe of deliberate starvation Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/ANDERSSON INTRO: There's new evidence tonight of the appalling conditions inside Zimbabwe -- where an estimated 200 thousand people are now facing starvation -- according to the country's church leaders. Drought -- and severe economic problems -- are taking their toll -- and many thousands have been forced from their homes by President Mugabe's government. The BBC is banned from Zimbabwe. This report, which was secretly filmed there, was sent by Hilary Andersson from neighbouring South Africa. DATE SHOT: 31/10/2005 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...Hilary Anderson BBC News" DURATION: 2'48" ASTONS: 2'22" Pius Ncube - Archbishop of Bulawayo SOURCES: BBC angry people on the streets, houses in ruins, sick people, houses on fire, improvised tents, SOT Woman, starving children in bad shape, woman in the house, SOT woman 2, man cutting trees, SOT Pius, woman crying 11:58:00 051215#147 Name: 051215#147 Title: ZIMBABWE bbc1800 Type: Zimbabwe In point: 18:58:29.02 Out point: 19:01:45.12 Duration: 00:03:16.12 Clip Locations 039-202 Tape ID 2734 Source BBC Notes ON DVC PRO 039-202 malnourished children gas / petrol lines Mugabe Dopesheet ZIMBABWE / SUE LLOYD-ROBERTS INTRO: Zimbabwe was once the bread-basket of southern Africa -- today it is a country where thousands are starving. The economy is in free-fall, life expectancy is down to thirty years. And yet the president, Robert Mugabe, is rejecting offers of help. DATE SHOT: 15/12/05 LOCATIONS: UK IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: BBC News, Zimbabwe DURATION: 3'10" ASTONS: 0'20" Dr JULIE KANIKI 1'04" ROBERT MUGABE\Zimbabwean President SOURCES: Child / mother and child / coughing baby / sleeping baby / sync dr Julie Kaniki / child / queues at bank / petrol queues - BBC Farms being raided / Mugabe sync / Mugabe in car - Library PTC / people on streets / reporter talking to police / GVs rural villages / sync woman / mother and child at hospital, child being examined / baby on bed - BBC 12:01:32 070218#059 Name: 070218#059 Title: ZIMBABWE RALLY APTN EVN-1 Type: EVN FEED In point: 16:13:24.09 Out point: 16:15:48.11 Duration: 00:02:24.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 8848 Source APTN Notes Morgan Tsvangirai Dopesheet Zimbabwe rally EVN 1 Date Shot: 18-FEB-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: Harare, 18 Feb 2007 1. crowd outside the Zimbabwe Grounds (planned venue for rally) 2. Crowd jumping, waving and chanting slogans in the street 3. Crowd walking down street passing cars, waving and shouting. 4. Police outside venue with water cannons in background 5. Medium of police water cannons - pan to crowd waiting outside venue 6. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 7. Riot police blocking road to venue 8. Morgan Tsvangirai talking with police officer holding baton 9. Crowd outside venue chanting 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, President of Movement for Democratic Change: "This struggle continues, the judges said I should address the people. Thepolice feel that we can not go in we can not address, but anyway .... (Shona slogan) .... the struggle continues .....(Shona slogan)." 11. Riot police blocking off road leading to venue 12. cars turning around in road in front of police. Dopesheet: Police used tear-gas and water cannons to break up a key rally of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Sunday, arresting dozens of people, a spokesman for the party said. Nelson Chamisa said the police prevented opposition supporters from attending the rally at which the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai had planned to launch his presidential campaign. Police had tried to block the rally last week, arguing that they did not have sufficient manpower to guarantee law and order. The Movement for Democratic Change obtained a court ruling on Saturday allowing them to go ahead and hold the rally, but police ignored the ruling, said Chamisa. He said there were serious skirmishes. There was no immediate word on injuries and no confirmation from police about the arrests. 12:04:17 060815#138 Name: 060815#138 Title: ZIMBAMBWE MUGABE ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:46:29.22 Out point: 17:48:01.07 Duration: 00:01:31.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 2932 Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet APTN-1630: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Tuesday, 15 August 2006 President warns ready to pull trigger on state enemies SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare - 15 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Rufaro stadium, soldiers standing in the middle of the pitch 2. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in military vehicle 3. Soldiers in slow march 4. Mid of Mugabe 5. Soldiers marching with Mugabe portrait 6. SOUNDBITE (Shona) Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe: "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them" 7. Close up of soldier with gun 8. Mugabe presenting soldiers with medals 9. Wide of combat display STORYLINE: President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday that his army was ready to "pull the trigger" on enemies of his government. "We want to remind those that might turn on the state that we have armed men and women who carry guns and are allowed to pull the trigger on them," he said in a speech on Armed Forces Day. He made the comments in the local Shona language, departing from the English text of a speech otherwise largely devoted to praising Zimbabwe's armed forces. Zimbabwe is in a state of collapse, with high unemployment, shortages of most basic products and an inflation rate nearing 1,000 percent. Last year, the government destroyed urban slums and drove street traders from cities. The widespread suffering has failed to boil over into a popular uprising. Police and armed forces clamp down on even the smallest demonstration, using new powers granted by the legislature, which is controlled by Mugabe's party. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change called for protests against Mugabe's regime at a March convention, saying dialogue, legal action and skewed elections had failed to ease the nation's political and economic crisis. But the opposition is divided and has so far failed to mobilise the masses. 12:06:14 060924 Name: 060924 Title: ZIMBABWE BREAD ap2330 Type: APTN FEED In point: 00:39:37.18 Out point: 00:41:34.15 Duration: 00:01:56.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN Notes bread shortage Dopesheet AP-APTN-2330: ++Zimbabwe Bread Sunday, 24 September 2006 Shortage of bread and basic foods in economic crisis SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, 23 Sept 2006 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of bakery sign to pan down of people at bread stands 2. Close of empty bread shelves 3. people waiting for bread at supermarket bakery 4. Man choosing items from the bakery 5. People trying to get bread 6. Men putting holding bread 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop: "Yeah it is difficult these days, not only is bread in short supply but its expensive. I mean the poor people, you can't even believe that I bought this for 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars), the price actually went down. It rocketed up to 400 Dollars (0.001666 US dollars). I think 380 dollars (0.001582 US dollars), 400 dollars. Can you imagine for an ordinary loaf of bread." 8. Hands mixing dough 9. Wide of workers in bakery kitchen 10. Man pouring flour into mixer 11. Close up shot of mixer 12. Man putting trays into oven STORYLINE: Zimbabwe entered the seventh day of an erratic bread supply on Saturday from shortages precipitated by a government clamp down on producers for overcharging. Bread shortages became a problem on Monday after Zimbabwe police arrested three food company executives for hiking prices without government's approval. Locals in the capital, Harare, where seen lining up to get the limited supply of bread on Saturday. One man who bought the bread complained about the price - 140 dollars (0.0005830 US dollars). Bread is among a list of basic commodities in Zimbabwe where the prices are controlled by the government. Bread producers hiked the price of bread by 30 per cent citing increased production costs but the government accused them of trying to sabotage the economy. Price inspectors ordered retail outlets to reduce prices and several shops were fined for selling bread above regulated prices. Bakers argued soaring prices of ingredients, packaging and coal, gasoline and wheat shortages forced them to increase prices to stay in business. The Bakers' Association said members had imported South African wheat for more than double the local price in efforts to keep at least some production lines rolling. Zimbabwe is suffering record inflation of 1,204 percent, the highest in the world, in its worst economic crisis since independence in 1980 blamed on land seizures, mismanagement and corruption. 12:08:17 Printed: 29/03/2007 19:32:02 070222#004 Name: 070222#004 Title: ZIMBABWE ECONOMY AP0630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 06:31:34.01 Out point: 06:35:00.26 Duration: 00:03:26.23 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-0630: ++Zimbabwe Economy Thursday, 22 February 2007 Zimbabweans struggle to cope with massive inflation SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Harare, recent SHOTLIST 1. Pan of people waiting to buy sugar 2. Mid of blackboard which reads: two kilograms of sugar costs 1155.00 Zimbabwe dollars (4.80 US dollars) followed by pan to a man holding a bag of sugar 3. Back shot of line of people waiting to buy sugar 4. Woman with baby in queue 5. Wide of queue 6. Woman receiving sugar 7. Wide of house 8. HIV positive woman shivering while holding cup 10. woman lying down on a sofa 11. Husband of HIV positive woman Jacob Haruvisi listening to the radio with money in his hands 12. Pan of room 13. Haruvisi cutting grass 14.SOUNDBITE (Shona) Jacob Haruvisi, resident from the Hatcliffe township: "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days." 15. Setup shot of John Robertson, economist 16. SOUNDBITE (English) John Robertson, economist: " There is a massive disparity between what ordinary people earn. Teachers, people working in factories. people with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month." 17. Various of motorists lining up for petrol for their cars 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Voxpop: " We are facing a hard hitting fuel crisis in Zimbabwe. As you can see now, its 25 minutes to 11(08:35 GMT) which is a pure productive period in industry, but, you can see there are long queues, people are looking for fuel, that's a reflection of high unproductively in Zimbabwe because of the fuel crisis." 19. Mid of man selling cooking oil and soap in the street 20. Close up of sugar,oil and bread 21. Various of street scenes 22. Woman looking through shop window 23. Mid of man counting money in the street STORYLINE Huge hikes in prices for bread, electricity and meat drove Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate to 1,593.6 percent, the Central Statistical Office was quoted Tuesday as saying. The figure for January 2007 represents a 312.5 percent increase on the December rate, the biggest leap in 17 months. As President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday on Tuesday many of his citizens struggle to buy food. A single two kilogram bag of sugar now costs locals more than 1100 Zimbabwean dollars equivalent to nearly five US dollars. Zimbabwe has seen runaway inflation for five years since Mugabe began seizing thousands of white-owned commercial farms for redistribution to blacks. Agricultural production once Zimbabwe's economic backbone has dropped 40 percent, and foreign investors have fled as dozens of companies have been forced to close. Unemployment is now more than 70 percent. The Zimbabwean dollar has plummeted in value in recent weeks, trading now at around 9,550 to the US$1 on the widely used parallel market, more than 38 times the official 250:1 rate set by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Consumers struggle to keep up with daily price changes for goods, while the government accuses businesses of sabotaging the economy by adjusting prices. An unstable economy has lead to critical shortages of food and fuel and left many Zimbabweans struggling to survive as they also fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills at least three thousand people a week. Jacob Haruvisi, a father of five whose wife is HIV positive, says that with the way the economy is going it has become pointless to work. "These days going to work or not going to work is almost the same. Those going to work are wasting time, those that are not (going to work) can make more (money) buy doing odd jobs and yet those that go to work bring home money that will not last three of four days," he says. In a last-ditch bid to halt inflation, central bank governor Gideon Gono this month proposed a four-month price and wage freeze starting March 1, but there was little sign that businesses and workers would be willing to heed his call. Economists have said there could be hourly price increases in stores by May or June, the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper reported last week. Local economist John Robertson believes the main problem is a large disparity in regard to a person's income and the current cost of living in Zimbabwe. "Teachers, people working in factories. People with ordinary jobs might be earning 50 or 60 thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 207-250 US dollars) a month but the cost of supporting a family of five is now estimated to be three hundred thousand (Zimbabwe dollars which equates to 1245 US dollars) a month," he says. The Central Statistics Office said that the cost of living had increased by 64.53 percent from December 2006. An average Zimbabwean family of five now needs 566,400 Zimbabwean dollars (2,266 US dollars) a month for it not to be classified as poor. The average monthly salary is less than a fifth of that figure, at around 100,000 Zimbabwe dollars (400 US dollars). A wave of discontent is sweeping through the public sector. For seven weeks, nurses and doctors have been on strike at four hospitals in the capital, Harare, and in Bulawayo. A civil servants' union this weekend gave the government until Friday to agree to a 400 percent wage hike for its 180,000 members or face unspecified "action." Police on Sunday arrested and beat up opposition party supporters who planned to demonstrate against deteriorating living conditions and plans by President Robert Mugabe to postpone presidential elections from 2008 to 2010. In a television interview late on Tuesday on the eve of his 83rd birthday, Mugabe made it clear he did not intend to relax his grip on power. He has been in power since 1980. 12:12:25 070225 Name: 070225 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap0130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 01:50:15.01 Out point: 01:51:36.17 Duration: 00:01:21.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID ---- Source APTN Notes Robert Mugabe Dopesheet AP-APTN-0130: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Mugabe holds 83rd birthday party amid mounting discontent SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Gweru, 24 Feb 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan of crowd 2. school children with flags 3. Banner reading: 'Mugabe is right' 4. Mugabe arriving in car, surrounded by security 5. Mugabe gets out of car, waves as crowd applaud 6. Crowd waving flags 7. Mugabe greeting crowd, shaking hands 8. Backshot of Mugabe in crowd 9. Children singing with flags STORYLINE: The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, celebrated his 83rd birthday in the town of Gweru on Saturday, vowing to ruthlessly suppress any rebellion against him. Thousands of people, including ministers, diplomats and ruling party officials gathered to great the President on his arrival at the centrally located town. They then took part in birthday celebrations, held at Gweru's football stadium, which were said to have cost more than 1(m) million US dollars. The festivities came at the end of a week of rising tension in Zimbabwe. Authorities banned rallies in the capital, Harare, following skirmishes between police and opposition supporters last Sunday. Mugabe has told his opponents that he will not be moved however. He warned Morgan Tsvangirayi, leader of the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), that no amount of force or tricks will topple him from power. Mugabe says the main opposition MDC, which is opposing the President's plans to extend his term of office by two years, is a front for former colonial power Britain. During a speech broadcast on national radio, the Zimbabwean leader, who has been in power since independence in 1980, said sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain were to blame for the southern African country's worsening economic crisis. Zimbabwe's economy is now at its lowest ebb. Inflation is running at some 1,600 percent, the highest rate in the world. This week, bread all but disappeared from the shelves of Harare supermarkets, residents say. The economic crisis did not seem to have put a dampener on the birthday celebrations however. Mugabe received a number of impressive gifts, including a luxury coach for his family from the Chinese ambassador and a four-metre (4.37 yards) long, 50-year-old stuffed crocodile from members of the President's office. The Zimbabwean President told youths at Saturday's celebrations that they had to be equipped to enter a knowledge-based society, and should acquire a knowledge about computers. But his ruling party, keen to clamp down on all forms of opposition, is mulling legislation that if passed, will allow officials to monitor e-mails, phone calls and letters, allegedly in the interest of national security. 12:13:59 070313#063 Name: 070313#063 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI POOL EVF 1320G Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:21:35.22 Out point: 13:22:54.04 Duration: 00:01:18.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9369 Source pool Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai court EVF Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. WIDE OF HIGH MAGISTRATES COURT IN HARARE 2. MEDIA CATAWAY 3. TSVANGIRAI, AND OTHERS ARRIVING, AND COMING OFF THE TRUCK 4. TSVANGIRAI BEING ASSISTED OFF THE TRUCK 5. THE GROUP WALKING TOWARDS THE COURT 6. TSVANGIRAI AND ANOTHER MAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WITH BANDAGE ON HIS HEAD AND ARM 7. GROUP WALKING INTO THE COURT 8. POLICE OUTSIDE THE COURT Dopesheet: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, appeared in court along with dozens of others arrested in a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government. Tsvangirai, who heads the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), also had a swollen and partly shut eye when he was brought into a Harare court, said a Reuters correspondent who was present. Rights groups say the MDC leader and other opposition figures were tortured after they were arrested on Sunday during a prayer meeting organised in defiance of a movernment ban on political rallies in the capital. One man was shot dead when police crushed the rally. The police action prompted widespread international condemnation of Mugabe and his government, including a stinging rebuke from the U.S. State Department. The court appearance came several hours after defence lawyers protested that police were defying a High Court order granting them access to the opposition leader and others being held in police stations. Nathan Shamuyarira, a spokesman for the ruling ZANU-PF party, said that Tsvangirai had been intent on getting arrested in order to garner support from Western powers. Mugabe frequently blames Zimbabwe's economic problems on sabotage from Britain and other Western nations. Political tensions, which are increasing because of a deep economic crisis and Mugabe's authoritarian rule, erupted on Sunday when riot squads fought opposition youths in the capital for the second time in a month. A coalition of opposition, church and civic groups called Sunday's meeting to address Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. Police ordered organisers to scrap it due to fears the opposition was launching a street campaign to oust Mugabe. In power since independence in 1980, the 83-year-old leader said he would seek another term if asked by ZANU-PF, whether elections were held as planned in 2008 or delayed for two years, state media reported on Monday. Critics say Mugabe has mismanaged Zimbabwe's economy and violated human rights, sending the once-prosperous nation into a crisis marked by inflation of over 1,700 percent, unemployment of more than 80 percent and chronic shortages of food and fuel. 12:15:38 070313#102 Name: 070313#102 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI HOSPITAL POOL EVN1 Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:14:50.15 Out point: 16:16:45.19 Duration: 00:01:55.02 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9374 Source POOL Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai hospital EVN 1 Date Shot: 13-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 13, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. TSVANGIRAI WALKING OUT OF COURT, FOLLOWED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MDC LEADER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON HOW HE IS FEELING, : "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, MDC PRO SENATE FACTION LEADER : "We don't recognize this illegitimate regime of Robert Mugabe, we are defy them. We don't recognize Posa (Public Order Security Act)....we don't recognize Robert Mugabe he is a criminal." 4. MDC SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT SINGING 5. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI INSIDE AN AMBULANCE 6. MORE AMBULANCES PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL 7. AMBULANCE DRIVING OFF WITH POLICE ESCORT Dopesheet: Suffering from a head wound and limping, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sent to hospital after he appeared in court in the capital Harare on Tuesday along with dozens of others arrested over the weekend. Rights groups say Tsvangirai and other opposition figures were tortured after their arrest on Sunday during a prayer meeting organized by a coalition of opposition, church and civic groups. "Terrible, but this sadistic attack on defenceless people....., " Morgan Tsvangirai said, responding to a question on how he was feeling. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980. 12:18:34 070314#061 Name: 070314#061 Title: ZIMBABWE GUERIN bbc1300 Type: BBC In point: 13:50:31.09 Out point: 13:51:53.10 Duration: 00:01:22.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9392 Source bbc Notes MORGAN TSVANGIRAI see 135 also Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE/GUERIN INTRO: Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been speaking from hospital about how he was beaten during two days in police custody. He said the police seemed to be trying to inflict as much harm as possible - and that he suffered blows all over his body. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - but Peter Biles has sent this report from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14/03/07 LOCATIONS: ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: "..... BBC NEWS" DURATION: 1'19" ASTONS: MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI on his way to hospital - Various of inside vehicle - Voice of over pictures - MORGAN TSVANGIRAI - Footage of police on Zimbabwe streets - Mourners inside Zimbabwe house ================================================== 12:19:49 070314#135 Name: 070314#135 Title: ZIMBABWE PROTEST GUERIN bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:32.05 Out point: 22:46:38.21 Duration: 00:02:06.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source BBC Notes Dopesheet SLUG/CORRESPONDENT: ZIMBABWE / ORLA GUERIN INTRO: President Mugabe has warned opposition leaders in Zimbabwe that they'll pay a heavy price if they continue with their violent campaign -- as he put it -- to overthrow the government. The man leading the main opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, heard that threat from a hospital bed as he received treatment for serious head injuries. BBC News is banned from Zimbabwe - Orla Guerin reports from Johannesburg. DATE SHOT: 14.03.07 LOCATIONS: JOHANNESBURG / ZIMBABWE IN WORDS: TEARGAS ON THE HORIZON OUT WORDS: BBC NEWS JO'BURG DURATION: 2'03" ASTONS: 0'34" MORGAN TSVANGIRAI Zimbabwe Opposition leader SOURCES: ALL BBC driving Gvs Harare, police smoke bombs on rally Setup TSVANGIRAI in hospital SOT MORGAN - AFP PAN BBC NEWS USE STILL - GIFT TANDARI family grief-stricken man on hospital bed petrol queue protestors Slugged: 1220 ZIMBABWE X75 12:22:21 070314#145 Name: 070314#145 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA ap1630g Type: APTN FEED In point: 16:51:24.26 Out point: 16:53:05.16 Duration: 00:01:40.18 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9394 Source APTN Notes Roy Bennett, (mdc) Treasurer General + BEATING VICTIM IN HOSPITAL sot Dopesheet AP-APTN-1630: ++Africa Zimbabwe Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 6. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC): "In view of the recent events and the pressure on his brain, he cannot fly, he cannot be moved at altitude, he cannot be moved at all. So for the foreseeable future he is stuck in intensive care unit of the (inaudible)." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 7. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 14 March 2007 8. SOUNDBITE (English): Roy Bennett, Treasurer General of the MDC: "The MDC is disappointed and saddened by the lack of response of the South African government and the lack of condemnation of the severe human rights abuses and brutalities that have taken place in Zimbabwe." AP TELEVISION Johannesburg, 13 March 2007 9. Cutaway of anti-Zimbabwe protests in Johannesburg AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Grace Kwinje, Deputy Secretary General of International Affairs, MDC in hospital bed "I'm in pain, I feel a lot of pain especially around my shoulders, if you look...if you can help me to...(she is helped up and shows terrible bruising on left arm and shoulder ) Of course you know from the military intelligence also came to the cells and started to interrogate me. (lies back down) And to torture me. So I'd pass out several times...and resuscitate me and beat me up again until I collapsed and was thrown back into the cell. I think that's where I got the extra...apart from the beatings that we got when we were in (inaudible). In (inaudible) they beat me up with all sorts of long metal bars with baton sticks but also a military belt you know those with the buckles which removed my ear, ( zoom into wounded ear) a part of my ear, was removed." 11. Wide of injured woman in hospital bed STORYLINE Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. 12:23:00 070314#146 Name: 070314#146 Title: ZIMBABWE AFRICA 2 ap2130g Type: APTN FEED In point: 21:35:30.14 Out point: 21:35:52.24 Duration: 00:00:22.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9402 Source aptn Notes Dopesheet AP-APTN-2130: +Africa Zimbabwe 2 Wednesday, 14 March 2007 SHOTLIST: ) AGENCY POOL Harare, 14 March 2007 9. Wide of Magistrate's court in Harare ++mute++ 10. SOUNDBITE (English): Beatrice Mtwetwa, Member of the legal team: "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here." 11. People outside court STORYLINE: Zimbabwe's main opposition leader suffered a suspected skull fracture, brain injury and internal bleeding, doctors reported on Wednesday, after what lawyers and other activists said were savage beatings while in police custody. Morgan Tsvangirai told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in an interview from his hospital bed that police beat him on the head, and that he suffered body blows to the knees and back, and that his arm was broken. But he said he was unbowed. The 54-year-old was moved to a unit where he could be more closely monitored and was awaiting the results of a brain scan carried out earlier Wednesday, said one of his lawyers. Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was among a dozen allegedly beaten by police who remained hospitalised on Wednesday, their lawyers said. Another 34 were released early on Wednesday from the private hospital in Harare where they had been taken after a court appearance on Tuesday, they said. All were arrested as police broke up an opposition prayer meeting on Sunday. Those freed were told to return to the Harare magistrates' court when it opened on Wednesday, but amid chaos at the court no proceedings were held and the activists returned to their homes. Beatrice Mtwetwa, a lawyer for the group said police were not present at the court. "Well the police asked us to be here at nine and we were here at nine. The police are not here, the state counsel are not here. We have spoken to one of the prosecutors at the AG's (Attorney General) office, who says he does not know why we are here," Mtwetwa said. 12:24:32 070315#124 Name: 070315#124 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE MORE POOL EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:45:26.27 Out point: 20:46:36.22 Duration: 00:01:09.25 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes Dopesheet Mugabe more EVN 3 Date Shot: 15-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: AGPOOL Shotlist: HARARE, ZIMBABWE, (MARCH 15, 2007), (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE : "We do not accept their criticism at all, here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence, none, none of these missions here said a word in regard to that campaign of violence, Now when they criticise government that is trying to prevent that violence or to punish the perpetrators of that violence, then of course we take the position that they can go hang." 3. MOTORCADE LEAVING Dopesheet: President Robert Mugabe on Thursday told Western countries to "go hang" after a barrage of international criticism over charges his government assaulted Zimbabwe's main opposition leader while in police detention. Opposition officials say police tortured Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several opposition and civic group leaders on Sunday when they tried to attend a prayer vigil in a Harare township. But the government has suggested Tsvangirai and his group resisted arrest and on Thursday upped the ante, accusing opposition supporters of waging a militia-style campaign of violence to topple Mugabe from power. The 83-year-old Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980 and who frequently brands the MDC a puppet party sponsored by the West, was defiant alongside Kikwete. Police said three officers were badly hurt late on Tuesday when suspected opposition supporters petrol bombed a police station in a Harare suburb, leaving their house in flames adding that the MDC's "orgy of violence was spreading" in the country. 12:26:06 070315#146 Name: 070315#146 Title: ZIMBABWE MUGABE ap1730g Type: APTN FEED In point: 17:35:22.09 Out point: 17:36:30.09 Duration: 00:01:08.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9428 Source ag pool Notes see 124 also Dopesheet AP-APTN-1730: ++Zimbabwe Mugabe Thursday, 15 March 2007 President lambasts western support of opposition SOURCE: AGENCY POOL DATELINE: Harare - 15 March 2007 SHOTLIST: 1. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and Tanzanian President Jikaya Kikwete walking out of building 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jikaya Kikwete, Tanzanian President: "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation in Zimbabwe and the views, well, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean President: "Yes, in general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see, again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticisms at all. STORYLINE: Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dismissed Western nations on Thursday, accusing them of supporting what he called violent opposition activists and telling them that in his view 'they can go hang." In comments made after a five-hour meeting in Harare with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania Mugabe rejected all Western criticism of his regime. "In general this is the West, Europe, which has always supported the opposition here and the opposition elsewhere, you see again, showing its true colours and we do not accept their criticism at all," Mugabe said. Mugabe also directly accused European nations of stirring up violence against Zimbabwe's government. "Here are groups of persons who went out of the way to effect a campaign of violence, and we hear no criticism at all of those actions of violence," Mugabe said. Mugabe's critics at home and abroad accuse him of repression and corruption and blame him for acute food shortages and the world's highest inflation. Criticism from Western governments led by Britain, the former colonial ruler, and the United States were stepped up this week after police cracked dow on Sunday on a prayer meeting organised by the opposition. However Mugabe remained defiant on Thursday. "When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang," the British Broadcasting Corporation quoted Mugabe as saying. Jikaya Kikwete gave no details of his talks with Mugabe saying only that he had come to brief the president. "I came to brief the president on my visit to Europe and the discussions that always crop up on the situation on Zimbabwe and the views, I thought let that briefing be between me and him." Tanzania is one of three Southern African nations appointed by a regional bloc to try to help calm economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe that has seen an upsurge in violence. 12:28:28 070316#115 Name: 070316#115 Title: ZIMBABWE TSVANGIRAI INTERVIEW F24 EVN-3 Type: EVN FEED In point: 20:34:59.29 Out point: 20:37:00.11 Duration: 00:02:00.10 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9451 Source f24 Notes Dopesheet Tsvangirai interview EVN 3 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Shotlist: Morgan Tsvangirai. Interviewed this afternoon at his home, just after his release from hospital. Despite his fresh sutures and bruises, his determination remains intact. This sadistic behavior is characteristic of this regime. There are so many people who have been brutalized in this country. The only difference is that this is now being taken to the leader of the opposition so it has very significant importance. Tsvangirai says the brutality of the regime has helped the divided opposition, to reunite. And for Zimbabwe to grab the word's attention. SOT MORGAN TSVANGIRAI "It raised the profile of our struggle....." The opposition leader believes Zimbabwe's society has reached a point of no return. And the inflexible attitude of President Robert Mugabe is not helping. SOT Mugabe's principle adversary now says he has nothing to lose, and will go on fighting. Dopesheet: Situation plutôt calme ce jour a Harare où le leader de l opposition , violemment battu dimanche dernier lors d'une manifestation, est sorti de l'hôpital Moins dune semaine après le drame qui a fait un mort et de nombreux blessés, les langues se délient? Voila l'ennemi numéro un du régime : Morgan Tsvangirai. Nous l'avons rencontré chez lui, cet après-midi, juste après sa sortie de l'hôpital Des points de suture, un ?il enflé mais toujours la même détermination SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI / Président du MDC Mouvement pour un changement démocratique " Ce sadisme est caractéristique de ce régime. Il y a tellement de gens qui sont régulièrement brutalisés La seule différence c'est qu'ils se sont attaqués à un leader de l'opposition Et ca revêt une autre dimension " Pour Morgan Tsvangirai, la brutalité du régime a permis a l'opposition - divisée- de se réunifier - et au Zimbabwe de revenir à la une de l'actualité SONORE MORGAN TSVANGIRAI " Ca remonte le niveau de notre lutte il fallait une tragédie de ce type pour que tous ceux qui avaient encore des doutes sur ce régime, ceux qui le protégeaient ou ne voulaient pas trop en parler, et bien ils se prennent ce caillou en pleine figure " Pour le leader de l'opposition, la situation sociale a atteint un point de non retour- t l'attitude inflexible du président Mugabe n'y changera rien SONORE MORGAN "Il a choisi de réagir par la colère et non par la raison . Mais il sait que son gouvernement est paralyse, incapable de régler la crise du pays. Il le sait, Il faut qu'il parte" Le principal opposant, lui, n'a plus rien à perdre Il continue sa lutte? 070317#081 Name: 070317#081 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION F24 EVN-2 Type: EVN FEED In point: 17:41:24.09 Out point: 17:43:17.11 Duration: 00:01:53.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9463 Source F24 Notes Dopesheet Zimbabwe opposition EVN 2 Date Shot: 16-MAR-2007 Location: HARARE Country: ZIMBABWE Source: FRF24 Dopesheet: In Harare thisweekend, preparations were undererway to bury one of the victims of the brutal crushing of anti-government protest. Opposition member Gift Tondare, was shot and killed by the police during Sunday's demonstrations. His wife still has trouble believing what's happened. UPSOT Some of the other protesters are still in hospital - their injuries are a graphic illustration of how Sunday's demonstration was handled. SOT Grace KWINJE / Opposition activist The opposition is promising to increase acts of civil disobedience to Robert Mugabe's regime. They're targeting police stations and administrative buildings - in the hope of maintaining pressure. The government admits police brutality, but blames the opposition. SOT Bright MATONGA / Government spokesman The streets of the Zimbabwean capital were calm on Saturday - but it's a calm that's likely to be broken again soon. 12:30:37 070318#066 Name: 070318#066 Title: ZIMBABWE ATTACK STILLS ap1530g Type: APTN FEED In point: 15:30:37.02 Out point: 15:31:09.01 Duration: 00:00:31.27 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID 9480 Source AP PHOTOS Notes Nelson Chamisa STILLS Dopesheet AP-APTN-1530: ++STLS Zimbabwe Attack Sunday, 18 March 2007 STLS Zimbabwe Attack- NEW Stills of injured aide to opposition leader after assault by security forces, party says SOURCE: AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Harare, 18 March 2007 SHOTLIST 1. STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 2. STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STOYRLINE The spokesman for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, a party official said. Nelson Chamisa, aide to Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels, the party's secretary general, Tendai Biti, said from Johannesburg. Biti described Chamisa's condition as critical. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai when police broke up a March 11 protest meeting. Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of being terrorists supported by Britain and the West, as Tsvangirai said the crisis in Zimbabwe had reached a "tipping point." Zimbabwean police used tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition to crush the March 11 gathering, and beat activists, during and after arrests, according to opposition members. The latest violence has drawn new attention to a deteriorating situation in the southern African country, where the increasingly autocratic Mugabe is blamed by opponents for repression, corruption, acute food shortages and inflation of 1,600 percent - the highest in the world. Mugabe, 83, has rejected the international condemnation following the arrests and alleged beating, lashing out at critics and telling them to "go hang," and he vowed to crackdown on further protests. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Women's Day in Harare on Saturday, Mugabe accused the opposition party of resorting to violence sponsored by former colonial power Britain and other Western allies to oust his government, a newspaper reported on Sunday. A regional power centre, South Africa has come under fire for its policy of "quiet diplomacy" toward Zimbabwe, arguing that working behind the scenes would do more to encourage reform than isolating its president. But now calls have been made for African nations to speak out against Mugabe's treatment of the opposition. On Saturday, the AU called on Zimbabwe to respect its citizens' human rights. 12:31:30 070318#085 Name: 070318#085 Title: ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION ap1930g Type: APTN FEED In point: 19:50:19.10 Out point: 19:53:07.19 Duration: 00:02:48.07 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR A Tape ID Source APTN SKY AP PHOTOS POOL Notes Tsvangirai PHONER + Moeletsi Mbeki REAX Dopesheet AP-APTN-1930: +Zimbabwe Opposition Sunday, 18 March 2007 WRAP Sky phone interview with Morgan Tsvangirai; Stills of injured aide; Mbeki's brother SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/AP PHOTOS/POOL DATELINE: Various, 18 March 2007/FILE SHOTLIST: (First Run 1930 Asia Pacific Prime News - 18 March 2007) 1. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about his recovery after being beaten up by police after his arrest) "Well thank you very much, I am on a speedy recovery. I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." OVER STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change 2. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) (in answer to question about state of his aide Nelson Chamisa who was assaulted by security forces) "Well what happened this morning is that Nelson Chamisa was scheduled to fly to Brussels for an AU-EU (African Union-European Union) parliamentary session. He's our representative in that forum. And as he arrived at the airport he was spotted by a group of unknown assailants, possibly security agents, driving in an unnumbered car, and what I understand was that they... as he entered the departure lounge he then knocked off by this group and he went unconscious, and what... and subsequently had to be attended to in hospital. And as I speak, he is in a very concussed state, because he has actually sustained a fracture... part of his eye is fractured, part of the skull over the eye is fractured." OVER STILLS: (First Run 1530 News Update - 18 March 2007) AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet Harare, Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 STILL: Medium shot of Nelson Chamisa lying on bed, blood on his shirt STILL: Close-up of Nelson Chamisa's injured face 3. AUDIO: SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Zimbabwe - 18 March 2007 SOUNDBITE: (English) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change (opposition party in Zimbabwe) "Well I think the dictatorship is running out of options. Let me say that even within the establishment, the Zanu-PF Mugabe regime is paralysed by the succession debate, and this announcement that he wants to stand in next year's elections further divides his own party. Secondly, the pillars of support, apart from the rogue elements of the military and the police, are not united in ensuring his future hold on power. And the economy has literally collapsed. A litre of fuel now costs between 15,000 and 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars, which is totally unaffordable by any standards. So we see a situation in which the regime is under seige, both politically and economically and isolated internationally, and there's never been any greater opportunity to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis than now." OVER VIDEO AND STILL: VIDEO: AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: Gweru, Zimbabwe - 25 Febuary 2007 Various of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrating his 83rd birthday at big rally of his supporters STILL: AP Photo - No Access Canada/internet FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 5 November 2005 STILL: of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Movement for Democratic Change Agency Pool - AP Clients Only FILE: Harare, Zimbabwe - 13 March 2007 4. Various of battered and bruised Tsvangirai coming out of court, after court appearance, two days after being arrested and reportedly beaten for trying to attend an opposition meeting SKY - NO ACCESS UK/CNNi/RTE Johannesburg, South Africa - 18 March 2007 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki (in answer to question about why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe don't intervene to stop Mugabe's excesses against opposition) "So we are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win in Zimbabwe because they see this as a threat to themselves as well." STORYLINE: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke on the phone to British broadcaster Sky News on Sunday, and said he was on the mend after allegedly being beaten up by President Robert Mugabe's security forces earlier in the week after being arrested on March 11 when police broke up a protest meeting. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said "I am out of danger and I'm at home recuperating." Tsvangirai was asked about the fate of his aide Nelson Chamisa, who was assaulted by security forces as he tried to leave the country on Sunday, and he described what happened. Chamisa was reportedly beaten on the head with iron bars at Harare International Airport as he was leaving for Belgium via London to attend a meeting of the European Union and Africa Caribbean Pacific in Brussels. The assault follows the re-arrests at the airport Saturday of three opposition activists, who were allegedly assaulted along with Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai also talked about the Mugabe regime and said that now was the perfect time to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis because there was division with the ruling party Zanu-PF ranks, and the economy had collapsed. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of South African President Thabo Mbeki also spoke to Sky News on Sunday. He claimed that the reason why South Africa and other neighbours of Zimbabwe had not intervened was because because they were frightened of the trade unions, the power behind many of the opposition groups in the surrounding countries. "We are seeing in southern Africa the trade unions being the main opposition to the ruling parties, and this is really the situation whereby all the countries have a vested interest, all the ruling parties in our region have a vested interest in ensuring that the opposition does not win." Morgan Tsvangirai himself comes from a trade union background.