Government commended for opening up the broadcasting sector

By Online Desk |  7 months ago | local

The Second Republic has been commended for opening the broadcasting sphere, which has seen the establishment of 14 community radio stations and about four television channels in the past few years.

In an interview as the country yesterday marked World Press Freedom Day, Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef) national coordinator Njabulo Ncube underscored the importance of a free media in national development.

Meanwhile speaking on the side-lines of a two-day election reporting training workshop for journalists from the Southern Region in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Union of Journalists secretary general Perfect Hlongwane also hailed the government for spearheading laws to promote media freedom.

 World Press Freedom Day is marked annually on 3 May and this year ran under the theme “Shaping a future of rights: freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights”.