Articles tagged 'zbc'

African editors criticise ZBC over steep fees 24 August 2018 HARARE - The African Editors Forum (TAEF) has expressed disappointment with the decision of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to impose fees on broadcast feeds of the on-going Constitutional Court hearing on the July 30 elections. The Con-Court which sat on Wednesday will give its ve...
ZBC to enter TV deals to beam live Con-Court proceedings 20 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is open to enter media rights deals with broadcast partners willing to pay for the privilege of accessing the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) TV feed. This comes as Zimbabwe will for the first time broadcast live court proceedings of a Con-...
Small parties roped in to legitimise Zanu PF 'win' 11 August 2018 HARARE - Zanu has gone into an overdrive to legitimise its contested poll victory by roping in fringe opposition parties to endorse the outcome of the just-ended elections. President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa won the July 30 presidential election with 50,8 percent of the votes cast, against his...
ZBC refuses to flight Chamisa's prayer 29 July 2018 HARARE - State-controlled broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has refused to flight MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa's political advertisement ahead of the crunch election tomorrow ostensibly because it breaches hate speech laws. The ad, which the MDC Alliance...
ZBC boss nails Pambuka, Maziwisa 25 July 2018 HARARE - A bulletins manager at ZBC yesterday denied commissioning or airing news items that Zanu PF legislator and television personality Oscar Pambuka charged Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) $12 650 for. Maziwisa and Pambuka are answering to fraud charges before Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube. ...
ZBC gets radio licence for Gweru 21 July 2018 HARARE - The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) has granted the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) a radio licence to operate a community station in Gweru. “Take notice that ZBC has been issued with a Broadcasting Service Licence by Baz in terms of its reservation provided in the Br...
MDC manifesto launch beamed live on ZBC 8 June 2018 HARARE - State broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), broke with tradition yesterday when it beamed live the MDC Alliance's 2018 election manifesto launch. It was a rare broadcast in a country where television has been tightly controlled by the State, which has previously sh...
Ex-ZBC chief wins Zanu PF primary 5 May 2018 HARARE - Former head of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) forced to quit his job ahead of a government inquiry into allegations of homosexuality, has won a Zanu PF primary, sending him into a general election for a Mberengwa South National Assembly seat. Alum Mpofu, former chief executiv...
'Completely remove govt controls on ZBC' 23 April 2018 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for an exclusive interview with veteran journalist and media executive Henry Muradzikwa. Muradzikwa has been the chief executive officer of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBC) between October 2006 and May 2008. Muradzikwa also served as the CEO...
'Prophets' cry foul over radio ban 15 April 2018 HARARE – While Zimbabweans have hailed the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) for banning advertising of mushrooming church “prophets”, those practising this trade feel betrayed. In a letter sent to all broadcasting media houses recently, Baz chief executive officer Obert Muganyura said ...
Free, fair, credible poll still achievable in Zim 6 April 2018 HARARE - Ever since taking over the reigns of power in November last year, President  Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has been touting its ability to stage free, fair and credible elections this year. Whether this is going to be achieved remains largely dependent on the sincerity and confidenc...
ZBC bans 'prosperity, miracle prophets' 5 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has temporarily suspended all programming covering “prosperity and miracle prophets.” This comes amid public outrage over the unprecedented coverage of prophets at the expense of news, sports, business, entertainment and other programming. ZB...
Muchechetere fraud trial to commence 4 April 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere will now stand trial on charges of contravening the Procurement Act over the irregular purchase of an outside broadcasting (OB) van after the Constitutional Court(Con-Court) threw out his attempt to stop his prosecut...
Minister misled nation on new radio station 24 March 2018 HARARE - Minister of Information Simon Khaya Moyo surreptitiously licenced a radio station Khuluma FM in Bulawayo without calling for public applications or hearings, Parliament heard this week. Khuluma FM belongs to the ZBC. Magwegwe MP Anele Ndebele told Parliament that it is for that reason...
ZBC CEO appointment stinks 15 March 2018 HARARE - The appointment of Patrick Mavhura as ZBC chief executive officer (CEO) ahead of those who had fared better in interviews is a scandal. As exclusively reported by the Daily News yesterday out of the 15 people interviewed for the top ZBC post, Mavhura was seventh, and was not even part...
Exclusive: ZBC rot exposed 14 March 2018 HARARE - The board of directors of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) exerted undue pressure on a recruitment agency to interview executive managers who failed the first set of job interviews and later employed them. Documents seen by the Daily News show the ZBC board recruited substa...
ZBC rot exposed 14 March 2018 HARARE - The board of directors of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) exerted undue pressure on a recruitment agency to interview executive managers who failed the first set of job interviews and later employed them. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
'Tunga' auditions for more actors 10 March 2018 HARARE - ZBC television series Tunga is conducting auditions for more actors for its season 4. The epic series is intending to add seven actors on its cast, the award winning director Willard “Slimaz” Magombedze confirmed to the Daily News. “We are looking for at least four men and three la...
ZBC journalists expose Zanu PF leanings 1 March 2018 HARARE - Two journalists from the State-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) have set tongues wagging by running for political office while still being employed by the perennially loss-making parastatal. The scribes Tendai Munengwa and Andrew Neshamba have been “campaigning” on a ruling...
2018 elections: ZBC under spotlight 12 February 2018 HARARE - As the 2018 harmonised elections loom, the public media and in particular ZBC has come under the spotlight as it is being called to be fair when covering political parties contesting in the poll. The Daily News spoke to a number of analysts to hear what they would expect from ZBC's te...
MPs behaviour under spotlight 4 February 2018 HARARE - Absenteeism and unruly behaviour often characterised most sessions in the National Assembly, reducing the respectable House to a circus. In most cases, the legislative assembly will be full during the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)’s live coverage of the question and answer s...
EU envoy slams partisan ZBC coverage 3 February 2018 HARARE - A top European Union (EU) envoy in Harare has decried the partisan coverage of political events by State broadcaster ZBC saying it is still closed to opposition political players and does not reflect the new democratic trajectory espoused by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. This comes am...
ZTV banks on old dramas 30 January 2018 HARARE - State-owned television channel ZTV has turned to old popular vernacular dramas such as Mukadota Family, Paraffin, Mutirowafanza and Thuz Mas’khethela in a bid to stem the tide of viewers dumping it for DSTV and Kwese TV. The old dramas have been on rotation on national television sinc...
ZBC suspends TV, radio boss Madondo 12 January 2018 HARARE - Acting ZBC head of radio and television services Tendai Madondo has been suspended to pave way for a disciplinary hearing. ZBC public relations manager Eltah Robbins confirmed the suspension yesterday but was unwilling to reveal the reasons why the all-powerful Madondo had been axed. ...
Film makers urge govt to professionalise ZBC 13 December 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Film Industry Development Platform (ZFIDP), founded three years ago by a number of stakeholders in the local film industry, has urged the government to urgently appoint a new professional board and management at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC). In a letter to ...