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Weekly Media Update 2010-39
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
Monday October 4th - Sunday October 10th 2010
October 15, 2010

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The 'smoke-and mirrors' of media

MMPZ notes with the gravest concern government's latest call for the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to licence more players in the broadcasting sector.

ZANU PF's Media and Information Minister Webster Shamu made the call while addressing a BAZ strategic planning workshop in Harare recently (The Herald, 7/10).

However, although the minister declared that this was the only way to free the airwaves, MMPZ notes that his appeal undermines efforts to establish a genuinely free and independent broadcasting community in the country in line with the Global Political Agreement.

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