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Matrix of offline and online events around the protests

This election has also been significant because of the increasing role social media and other ICT tools have played in election-related matters. This short write up details three online events caused directly by actions in the “offline” world.

Broadcasting licensing process stifles diversity

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 statement on POTRAZ and BAZ merger

MISA Zimbabwe welcomes reports that the government has approved the merging of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

MDC-T commits to journalists safety

Opposition MDC –T president Nelson Chamisa on 8 March 2018 said his party is committed to ensuring the safety and security of journalists at all times.

Zimbabwe still needs diverse radio

MISA Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Radio Day with a reminder to the government of Zimbabwe on the need for genuine transformation of the entire broadcasting sector to allow for diversity in radio broadcasting in the country.