Zimbabwe has become the microcosm of everything that has gone wrong with the media in Africa, thanks to statutory regulation. The state, by its nature, is averse to the free exchange of ideas and opinion because that would be a threat to its parochial interest of power retention.
There is the need for more advocacy journalism if I can put it that way, that keeps pushing the boundaries in the hope of enhancing freedom of expression and of the media.
The process of applying and obtaining a broadcasting licence in Zimbabwe especially as a private player unattached to the ruling establishment is at best described as an impossibility.
MISA Zimbabwe on 13 April 2018 launched its JournoSOS App, a mobile application aimed at enhancing the media freedom lobby organisation’s work in promoting the safety of journalists and media practitioners.