Bill Watch 17/2014 of 13th April

BILL WATCH 17/2014

[13th April 2014]

Public Meetings for Input on the State of the Information & Media Industry in Zimbabwe

Veritas is sending out this notice as it is important for all media stakeholders – which includes all members of the public as media readers, listeners and viewers – to attend the meetings listed below and offer their views.

The meetings, starting tomorrow Monday 14th April, are part of the Outreach Programme of the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry [IMPI].

This Week’s Meetings:
Marondera, Rusape, Mutare, Chimanimani and Masvingo

The programme for this week is set out below.  Further meetings at other venues will follow to enable IMPI to cover the whole country.

Monday 14th April at 9.00 am


Venue:       Mbuya Nehanda Hall

Monday 14th April at 2.30 pm


Venue:       Vengere Hall

Tuesday 15th April at 9.00 am


Venue:       Mutare City Hall

Wednesday 16th April at 9.00 am


Venue:       Chimanimani Hotel

Thursday 17th April at 9.00 am


Venue        Civic Hall

For more information contact:

Geoff Nyarota on

Grace Mutandwa on, 0773 446 190

Sibusisiwe Dube on, 0772 301 797

The Information and Media Panel of Inquiry [IMPI]

This panel was set up by the Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Jonathan Moyo, on 20th December 2013 following his familiarisation tours of media houses round the country.   Its task is to inquire into and assess the operations of Zimbabwe’s Information and Media Industry. The 25-member panel is chaired by veteran journalist Geoff Nyarota and its members include senior journalists and members of other professions.

IMPI’s Outreach Programme

IMPI has announced an outreach programme involving public meetings, interviews, and general discussions with media and information stakeholders as well as members of the public.  The programme includes a tour of all provinces of Zimbabwe starting tomorrow Monday 14th April.

All those wishing to attend the meetings scheduled for next week are welcome at the venues listed above.  They are intended to provide an opportunity for all interested persons to be involved and help to shape Zimbabwe’s information  and media industry of the future.