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congratulatory statement to new Members of the Parliamentary Portfolio
Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
Media Council of Zimbabwe
October 24, 2013
Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) Board would like to congratulate
Honourable MP. Mr. William Dhewa on his appointment as the Chairperson
of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and
The VMCZ Board
also congratulates other committee members, some of whom are respected
former journalists, on their appointment to the Committee.
our congratulations, the VMCZ is aware that media laws in Zimbabwe
are in urgent need of realignment and review in tandem with Sections
61 and 62 of the new constitution
which guarantee freedom of expression and freedom of the media and
access to information respectively.
It is the hope
of the VMCZ that the new committee will while fulfilling its oversight
role of the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services,
work closely with all media stakeholders in Zimbabwe. Particularly
where matters concern repressive media laws such as the Access
to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the Broadcasting
Services Act and the Public
Order and Security Act (POSA) among others that have been cited
by the Media Alliance
The VMCZ looks
forward to many more years of close association with the Parliamentary
Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
in the years to come as we continue to build a self regulating,
professional, and ethical media in Zimbabwe.
the VMCZ fact
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