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THE DAILY CATALYST
THE CRISIS REPORT
Last week on Wednesday our Daily Catalyst carried a piece entitled "Exit the Daily Catalyst: Saying Goodbye to a tool well worth the Purpose". That piece served to salute and indeed say goodbye to the Daily Catalyst as an Information tool of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition. This Communication serves to introduce its replacement - The CRISIS REPORT.
The Crisis Report has been an idea in development for the last 6 months and comes into existence as our answer to calls for improvement to The Catalyst from a lot of our readers, technological advancements, and also our own innate need to constantly reinvent ourselves and to sharpen our tools as a learning organisation.
The Daily catalysts, as the name suggested was meant to be a daily publication - sometimes it succeeded in fulfilling this Daily promise on other instances it didn't. The Crisis Report comes with no such promises. It has been designed as a strategic intervention publication that, for the first part will be published 3 times a week - but if necessity demands, it will be published more times. The Coalition's intent, is to ensure that the Crisis Report does not become a regurgitation of what is carried by Daily papers on the ground in Zimbabwe and online.
STRATEGIC INTENT OF THE "CRISIS REPORT"
The intent is to ensure that it becomes a value add to the ever growing daily dose of information from different sources in Zimbabwe. It will attempt to pull the different stories together - and proffer sound interpretation of events using solid political tools of analysis and a trends analysis.
The Crisis Report will contain three main sections, (1) Crisis Comment on.... (2) Stories for the day - these may vary in number from 1 to 3, and (3) Shuwa Shuwa- a small section that seeks to capture and debunk some of the rediculous things that Political actors would have said.
In addition to the 3 sections which will make up the standard format, the Crisis Report, will have " Hot Topics section" which will provide links to various issues related to Democratisation and other matters of interest. Every once in a while the Crisis Report will have either a Qoute of the Day, Today in History or a 'From our networks' section.
It is The Coalition's fervent hope that The Crisis Report will play a crucial role in thought leadership, amplification of civil society views and in providing much needed information which are the key roles of The Coalition.