Jonathan Moyo says Zimbabwe’s Media Laws to Stay

via Govt Says Zimbabwe’s Dreaded Media Laws to Stay by Sithandekile Mhlanga for VOA Zimbabwe 26.09.2013

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Jonathan Moyo, says the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) will not be amended again as the laws have already been altered many times since 2002.

Mr. Moyo was speaking Thursday in Bulawayo during a consultative meeting with journalists, artists, civic groups, and representatives from political parties and the business community.

Decent Bajila, National Youth League secretary of the Welshman Ncube-led Movement for Democratic Change formation who attended the meeting, confirmed that Moyo was adamant that the two dreaded laws will not be transformed.

Bajila said Moyo also indicated that Zimbabwe will change from analog to digital media to meet requirements of the International Communication Union and Southern African Development Community protocols on communication.

Bajila noted that some participants complained that music from Matabeleland-based artists was not receiving adequate footage on national television compared to music from other regions.



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    maisokwazo 9 years ago

    IMBWA! vadzvinyiriri That’s what you are. Hell is waiting for you

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    Nkalakatha!!!! 9 years ago

    We need language specific radio stations as they have in South Africa, to deal with the airplay problem of music from different regions.

    This will also give other languages a much high profile.

    Relying on the state controlled ZBC with its gukurahundi agendas will never work. We have been through this in the past 33 years!!

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    What about the constitution? Does it not guarantee freedom of expression, or does that only apply if you are ZBC?

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    Chara 9 years ago

    Jonathan Moyo and your pay masters there is nothing new you are telling us. Your boss gave his brother in law Super Mandiwanzira broadcasting licence who is now your deputy at the expense of more deserving Zimbabweans. Jonathan this time around you will not be able to control the flow of information. With the advent of lot of media. So AIPPA or POSA we really don’t care.Maybe ask the Chinese to Jam facebook or twitter.

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    Kodwa Professor awudhaki nje! Kuqala sakuvotela wasuka wajoina iZANU, saku khupha manje sewusibhaxabula. Ndoda ake ube ngumuntu ka! Okwamanje uyinja.

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    professor this is actually true we need a change and also the issue of granting licences for people to open community radio stations evn at universities such us required