Articles tagged 'zacras'

Controversy over community radio stations 30 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe currently has no bona fide licensed community radio stations despite the government’s claims to the contrary, a local advocacy group has claimed. Two years ago, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) issued community radio licences to eight stations in what the Zimbabwe...
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...
Zacras demands people-centred radio stations 13 February 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in celebrating the World Radio Day today, the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) has bemoaned government's failure to license “people-centred” community radio stations. Zacras chairperson John Chirinda, said community stat...
Govt not keen on urban community radios 7 April 2014 BULAWAYO - Stakeholders pushing for the licensing of community radio stations have rejected a definition by government that a community is an enclave headed by a chief, a move they see as an attempt to license only rural community radio stations. Kudzai Kwangwari of the Zimbabwe Association of...
Baz is victimising us: Zacras 24 March 2014 BULAWAYO - The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) says the Tafataona Mahoso-led Broadcasting Authority Zimbabwe (Baz) refused to engage his organisation over licensing of community radio stations alleging they were harbouring a political agenda. Mahoso labelled community...
License community radio stations — Zacras 16 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) has said it welcomes efforts by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) to license new commercial radio stations but said community radio licensing must also be a key priority. While applauding the move called for applicat...
'We want youth-sensitive radio' 9 November 2013 HARARE - Young Zimbabweans yesterday called for space on radio and challenged all stakeholders to make concerted efforts to mainstream youth issues in radio programming. The youths were speaking at the 'youth-radio indaba' that was called by the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations...
Zacras dismisses 'regime cahnge' allegations 2 October 2013 GWERU - Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) has pledged to continue exploiting all possible avenues for media reforms, dismissing claims by some sections of the government aligning the union to agencies of “regime change”, a senior official has said. Vivienne Marara told ...