Articles tagged 'media'

Google hosts tech developers in Zim 16 October 2017 HARARE - Global online technology giant, Google – through its local chapter,  Google Developers Groups — hosted scores of web developers from the region in Harare over the weekend to interrogate latest technologies and their impact on Africa's development. The event, Google Developers Festival...
Mnangagwa slammed for barring private media 7 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef) has slammed the flagrant violation of Zimbabwe's Constitution by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa whose team barred private media journalists from covering his  Press Conference at his offices in Harare on Thursday. Journalists from the pri...
'Threats against social media unlawful' 2 October 2017 HARARE - Misa-Zimbabwe is disquieted by the string of threats that have recently been issued against the use of social media by citizens. This follows a series of threats by ministers Patrick Chinamasa, Mike Bimha and Chris Mushowe to tighten control over use of social media amid claims that t...
MultiChoice slashes DStv prices 27 September 2017 HARARE - MultiChoice Zimbabwe has slashed subscription prices for most of its bouquets as it gears up for potential competition from Kwese TV which is currently in the courts fighting for its right to broadcast in Zimbabwe. The digital satellite service provider, which has also launched a new ...
Moyo must be upfront with the media 21 August 2017 HARARE - Something is certainly amiss with the way Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo is thumbing his nose at journalists who will be going about their duties. Like a teaser bull seeking to frighten a more potent opponent, he belligerently kicks dust in all places at the sight of inconven...
State media silence shocking 17 August 2017 HARARE - The local public media’s silence on skirmishes involving First Lady Grace Mugabe in South Africa, where she allegedly severely assaulted a 20-year-old woman she had found with her sons at an upmarket hotel in Sandton is shocking to say the least. Grace is the President’s wife and a pu...
Inside media's reportage on succession 30 July 2017 HARARE - As the Zanu PF succession debate gathers momentum ahead of the 2018 elections, there has been mixed feelings on how the local media has captured its dynamics. The Daily News caught up with analysts and media practitioners to find out how they rate the media’s performance when it came ...
“Erotic” Zim film to shun conservative countries 19 July 2017 HARARE - The directors of the local film Escape which was banned at the ongoing Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) over its erotic scenes, say they will now shun festivals in “conservative countries.” Escape, the first Zimbabwean film to premiere at ZIFF in the last six years, was ban...
Govt under fire over community radio licensing 17 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) — a non-profit organisation — operating a national campaign to get more non-commercial radio stations approved, is seeing its dream getting dashed. The non-profit organisation and other press freedom groups seeking to diversify...
Moyo denies responsibility for Daily News bombing 6 July 2017 HARARE - Former Information minister Jonathan Moyo has denied responsibility for the 2001 bomb attack at the print works of leading independent newspaper, the Daily News, which was seen by many as a government-backed campaign of intimidation. Moyo, now a Higher Education minister, said on micr...
News galore for Byo, Mutare readers 28 June 2017 HARARE - Starting July 5 2017, your favourite daily newspaper — the Daily News — will give its readers in Bulawayo and Mutare regions exclusive and comprehensive coverage of news in these respective areas. The Wednesday edition of the Daily News will carry unique and exciting news from Zimbabw...
Daily News readers can now buy with EcoCash ta! 23 June 2017 HARARE - Readers of the Daily News, Daily News on Sunday, the Weekend Post, the Financial Gazette and the Sunday Times in Harare and Bulawayo can now purchase copies of their favourite titles using EcoCash ta! Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the Daily News, the Daily Ne...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...
Media commemorates World Press Freedom Day 7 May 2017 HARARE - Media industry in Zimbabwe last week commemorated World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, with various organisations converging at the Harare Polytechnic where Information minister Chris Mushowe gave an address. The gathering saw deliberations and presentations on the media landscape by va...
Zim marks World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean journalists will today join the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day and use the day to promote media professionalism and journalistic freedoms. The day’s celebrations will be marked under the theme: “Critical Minds for Critical Times: The Media’s Role i...
Daily News makes key appointments 2 May 2017 HARARE - Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post — has made two key executive appointments. Sharon Samushonga, who was group chief operating officer (COO), becomes managing director with effect from May 1, 2017. J...
Daily News celebrates six happy years 30 April 2017 HARARE - While Zimbabweans at large continue to go through very trying times as the country's economy continues to tank, we, at the Daily News, have continued to receive grace. In the midst of the difficult times as evidenced by horrendous company closures and thousands of job losses, God has ...
Daily News: More than a newspaper 30 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is a beautiful country which always leaves me in absolute awe each time I have the privilege of venturing outside Harare and visiting one of our many tourist destinations. Three months ago, I went to the fabulous Eastern Highlands for the umpteenth time for a short break, and...
Fidelity Printers sues ZBC over $19k debt 29 April 2017 HARARE - The State-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has been dragged to the High Court by Fidelity Printers and Refiners (Fidelity Printers) after it failed to pay over $19 000 for printing services. According to court papers, Fidelity Printers — the country’s sole bullion buying ag...
Zimra engages media on corruption 4 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's national tax collector has hailed the media for exposing corruption and contributing in the formulation of economic solutions. The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) acting Commissioner-General, Happias Kuzvinzwa, said his organisation was implementing various strategies to...
Media key to political transition 10 February 2017 HARARE - Thank you very much for inviting me to this important discussion forum. We at the Daily News are always most grateful for opportunities such as this one, where we can exchange notes with key opinion leaders in the country, and enrich each other on important national issues. Allow m...
2017 poses challenges for Zim scribes 13 January 2017 HARARE - As with any other campaign year, 2017 will be a difficult year for Zimbabwean journalists who will face the prospects of being victimised by political activists and security agencies, national director of MISA-Zimbabwe Nhlanhla Ngwenya told the Daily News recently. Ngwenya said last y...
Malawi Times sealed off 13 January 2017 BLANTYRE - The  Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has today sealed Times Group offices in Blantyre over tax arrears the media group owes government. Operations at Malawi's privately-owned media business, The Times Group, have been stopped after officials from the revenue authority, accompanied by...
Police blasted for beating up journos 16 August 2016 HARARE - Media practitioners, political and social commentators have blasted the anti-riot police who on Wednesday ran amok, beating up journalists who were covering a peaceful demonstration against continued joblessness and the introduction of bond notes in the capital, Harare. On the fateful...
'Media crucial to football growth' 12 August 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa says the media and football stakeholders need each other for the growth of the game. Chiyangwa, who was recently appointed Fifa secretary general for Anglophone countries, was speaking as the guest of honour at media work...