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Kwese TV pursues right to operate

Dr Dish, which is partnered with Econet Media, has filed an urgent chamber application seeking permission to broadcast its Kwese TV.

Dr Dish licence saga continues

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe has appealed the court ruling that it acted outside the scope of its powers by cancelling Dr Dish’s licence.

Minister’s height of dishonesty

Recent remarks by the Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Christopher Mushowe, about the impartiality of the state-controlled ZBC are deceptive.

World Press Freedom Day 2017: Digital rights remain on the agenda

MISA Zimbabwe commemorated the 2017 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) on 2 May 2017 at the Holiday Inn, in Harare. The breakfast meeting, which was attended by 80 stakeholders, reinforced the need to ensure that digital rights are promoted and sufficiently protected in line with the constitution.

Transform the ZBC into an independent public broadcaster

We the undersigned, are concerned citizens who are urging our leaders and the relevant authorities to act now to transform the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) into a truly independent and representative public service broadcaster as prescribed by the African Charter on Broadcasting.

Analysis of ConCourt ruling on ZBC licences

On 20 July 2016 the constitutional court clarified that it was mandatory for Zimbabweans in possession of a gadget capable of receiving broadcast services to pay ZBC license fees. The ruling was made in a matter dating back to 2012 involving two applicants, Bernard...

End nigh for six radio licence holders

by Prince Mushawevato The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has said that it will not be lenient with commercial radio stations that acquired broadcasting licences early last year if they fail to meet the stipulated September deadline to commence operations....

Considerations and debates on net neutrality in Zimbabwe

MISA-Zimbabwe and the Postal Regulatory Authority in Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) on 16 May 2016 collaboratively hosted a breakfast meeting with Internet Services Providers (ISPs) in the country to map key issues likely to influence policy on net-neutrality in the country....

Newspapers struggle to survive in tech age

By Gibson Mhaka Times are changing, albeit negatively, for the print media in the wake of challenges posed by the new media. It is no longer business as usual as smart phones, social media and the internet are usurping the traditional media’s role of breaking stories....