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POTRAZ’s move to stop mobile phone promos unsettles Zimbabweans

by Taurai Shava The recent move by the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) in directing mobile service providers to scrap various promotions, which they have been giving subscribers, has raised concern that government is trying to...

Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe accused of bias, monopoly, tribalism

A prospective private broadcaster, Carryslot Investment (Private) Ltd, yesterday filed an Administrative Court challenge against the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ)’s decision to issue broadcasting licences to State-linked companies only. Carryslot was among...

Cybercrime in Zimbabwe – there’s need for law reform

There is no doubt that the world of technology is upon us. The traditional ways of communication have since been overtaken by the use of the internet. The world is now connected through the use of information communication technology. However, the dark side of...

Further remand for Beitbridge journalist

MISA-Zimbabwe Alert Update 20  June 2016 Beitbridge-based journalist Wellington Mukanhaire facing charges of breaching Section 78 (2)  of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) has been remanded to appear in court on 29 June 2016. The section...

ACHPR offers technical support for info access, journos protection

by Xolisani Ncube African Commission on Human and People’s Rights chairperson, Pansy Tlakula has offered technical support to MPs, as they craft laws to facilitate access of information and protection of journalists in line with provision of the new Constitution....

‘Zim must adopt Access to Information Model law’

By Daily News Assistant Editor HARARE ­ The Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) commissioner Pansy Tlakula has urged Zimbabwe to adopt the ACHPR’s Access to Information model law. During the meeting attended by media groups and...

Media groups brief ACHPR chairperson on media reforms

MISA-Zimbabwe Communiqué Harare, 17 May 2016 MISA- Zimbabwe on 16 May 2016 hosted a dinner for the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Commissioner Pansy Tlakula in Harare during which she was briefed on developments pertaining...

Local content: Radio stations break the law

By Bongani Ndlovu Chronicle Correspondent Radio stations in Zimbabwe are not implementing the 75 percent local content requirement on all music they play as mandated by the law, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) admitted yesterday. BAZ insists it has not...

ZiFM, Star FM an extension of ZBC: MP

By Stephen Chadenga Zimbabwe lacks plurality of voices in the broadcasting sector with the two recently licensed commercial radio stations — ZiFM Stereo and Star FM — serving as an extension of the State-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, MDC-T legislator and...