Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Media Freedom in Zimbabwe


The government of Zimbabwe, through its Ministry of Information, Media and Publicity, has sent out invitations for a national media stakeholders conference, titled, ‘Towards an Open, Tolerant, and Responsible Media Environment’. The conference is scheduled to be held in the resort town of Nyanga from 6-9 May 2009.

The objective of this conference is outlined as ‘To review Zimbabwe’s current media environment and policies in order to guide the Government’s media policy’. The programme indicates that the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity will give the official opening address while members of the Joint Implementation and Monitoring Committee (JOMIC) Ministers Professor Ncube, Honourable Chinamasa and Mr. Chagonda are expected to outline articles relevant to freedom of expression in the Global Political Agreement. It is also expected that various media stakeholders shall make presentations on various themes relating to the media.

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