The government’s control over media has lessened since the power-sharing government agreement in 2009. Surviving dailies such as the Herald and the Standard are state-run, while DailyNews and NewsDay are the independent papers in the country. Overseas there are several online newspapers (including the Zimbabwean, which is produced in London), which offer the week’s only dose of propaganda-free political reporting.

The government controls most TV and radio channels, though most hotels and many lodges have great DSTV satellite TV.