BILL WATCH 22/2014
[16th May 2014]
Public Meetings on the State of the Information & Media Industry in Zimbabwe
Mashonaland East and Harare, 19th to 21st May
This coming week there will be further public meetings in the countrywide Outreach Programme of the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry [IMPI], in Mashonaland East and Harare.
There will be meetings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in both mornings and afternoons.
All those wishing to attend these are welcome at the venues listed below. The meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for interested persons to be involved in helping to shape Zimbabwe’s information and media industry of the future.
The programme for this week is as follows:
Monday 19th May at 10 am
St Marys Huruyadzo Community Hall
Dema Growth Point Council Offices
Monday 19th May at 2.30 pm
Tuesday 20th May at 10 am
Domboshawa Domboshawa Showgrounds Hall
Epworth Epworth Community Hall
Tuesday 20th May at 2.30 pm
Mabvuku Mabvuku Community Hall
Wednesday 21st May at 10 am
Wednesday 21st May at 4.30 pm
For more information contact:
Geoff Nyarota [IMPI chairperson] on firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Mutandwa on email@example.com, 0773 446 190
Sibusisiwe Dube on firstname.lastname@example.org, 0772 301 797
More Meetings to Come
There are more such meetings to come. The panel still has to cover Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland West.
The panel’s mandate is to compile a report to be presented to the Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services. It has been given four months to finish this task.
The panel has seven thematic committees set up to cover issues including media as business, information platforms and content of media products, media training, capacity building and ethics, media law reform and access to information, employment opportunities and conditions of service of journalists, polarisation, perception and interference as well as gender issues and media advocacy.
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