Bill Watch 22/2014 of 16th May

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

Makoni                          DDF Hall

St Marys                       Huruyadzo Community Hall

Dema Growth Point     Council Offices

Monday 19th May at 2.30 pm

Highfield                       Zimbabwe Grounds Hall, Machipisa

Tuesday 20th May at 10 am

Domboshawa              Domboshawa Showgrounds Hall

Hatcliffe                        Hatcliffe Community Hall

Epworth                        Epworth Community Hall

Tuesday 20th May at 2.30 pm

Mabvuku                      Mabvuku Community Hall

Wednesday 21st May at 10 am

Budiriro                         Budiriro 1 Community Hall

Mbare                           Stodart Hall

Wednesday 21st May at 4.30 pm

Harare                           Harare International Conference Centre

For more information contact:

Geoff Nyarota [IMPI chairperson] on

Grace Mutandwa on, 0773 446 190

Sibusisiwe Dube on, 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.

IMPI’s Mandate

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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