Articles tagged 'media'

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...
Press rights group slams harassment of journos 2 August 2016 HARARE - Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the harassment of journalists, in recent weeks, by President Robert Mugabe’s government and his party Zanu PF. This comes as journalists have become victims of physical attacks and intimidation, as the political situati...
Zanu PF yobs attack Daily News journalist 28 July 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF crackheads, whose leaders have openly boasted of having degrees in violence, yesterday launched a savage and unprovoked attack on senior Daily News writer, Mugove Tafirenyika, while he was covering President Robert Mugabe's Harare meeting with a section of war veterans and ruling...
Turkey shuts dozens of media outlets 28 July 2016 ISTANBUL - The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July. Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 45 papers and 15 magazines will be shut. Separately, nearly 1,700 members of the armed forces -...
Many thanks to our loyal readers 30 June 2016 HARARE - It is almost unbelievable to think that it is now five years since the Daily News was relaunched, after the government of President Robert Mugabe unjustly and violently shut down the country's leading newspaper in September 2003, for the crime of telling the Zimbabwean story like it is, ...
Daily News: Zero to hero 29 June 2016 LEICESTER City Football Club's unexpected victory in the exciting and just-ended 2016 English Premier League race has variously been described as the greatest sporting story of all time — almost beyond the realm of human imagination. From starting the season as firm relegation favourites, whos...
Daily News: More than a newspaper 29 June 2016 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...