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Justification for granting broadcasting license unclear at law

#broadcasting #medialaws #Zimbabwe

@NLinZimbabwe @forfreemedia @OSISA @VoteWatch263 @ZimMediaReview ⁦ ⁦@InfoMinZW⁩ ⁦⁦@OSISA⁩ ⁦@263Chat⁩ ⁦⁦@UKinZimbabwe⁩ ⁦⁦@euinzim⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
@NLinZimbabwe @forfreemedia @OSISA @VoteWatch263 @ZimMediaReview @InfoMinZW @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @euinzim National daily newspaper, The Herald, recently published an article in which the immediate former perm sec of Information George Charamba explained circumstances under which broadcasting licences were issued in the absence of a Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board.
@NLinZimbabwe @forfreemedia @OSISA @VoteWatch263 @ZimMediaReview @InfoMinZW @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @euinzim According to Charamba, the licences issued to entities such as Powertel, Zimpapers, Alpha Media Holdings and Econet were issued as part of the clerical functions of BAZ.

#broadcasting #medialaws #Zimbabwe
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Another reporter assaulted for filming police operations

#accesstoinformation #MediaFreedom

@InfoMinZW⁩ ⁦@nickmangwana⁩ ⁦@OSISA⁩ ⁦@263Chat⁩ ⁦⁦@UKinZimbabwe⁩ ⁦@usembassyharare⁩ ⁦@euinzim⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁦@mailandguardian⁩ ⁦@CPJAfrica
@InfoMinZW @nickmangwana @OSISA @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @usembassyharare @euinzim @mailandguardian @CPJAfrica A plainclothes police officer assaulted Panashe Makufa a local journalist with online publication Mail & Telegraph on 18 October 2018 in Harare after asking why he was filming a police blitz against illegal foreign currency dealers.

@InfoMinZW @nickmangwana @OSISA @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @usembassyharare @euinzim @mailandguardian @CPJAfrica Makufa was passing through the Road Port regional bus terminus when he noticed police officers arresting illegal money dealers.

#accesstoinformation #MediaFreedom
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Police arrest suspects for torching AMH newspapers

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
Vendors selling the NewsDay and Zimbabwe Independent published by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) were on 11 October 2018 attacked by some youths who went on to burn the newspapers in Harare’s central business district.

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
Wisdom Mdzungairi- @wisdomdzungairi , @NewsDayZimbabwe editor, confirmed the incident saying 10 people had been arrested in connection with the incident.

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
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Recommendation 15: ZBC needs to be reformed into a truly independent public service
broadcaster and state-owned media must abide by their legal obligation to be impartial and
provide equitable treatment to all political parties and candidates.- @eueomzimbabwe

#media #Zimbabwe
@eueomzimbabwe In accordance with the Electoral Act, from 4 July the state broadcaster ZBC afforded free access to political contestants through various programming aired on TV and radio stations. - @eueomzimbabwe report

#media #Zimbabwe
@eueomzimbabwe Nevertheless, ZBC failed to abide by its legal obligation of ensuring equitable and fair treatment to all political parties and candidates in its news and current affairs programmes.- @eueomzimbabwe report

#media #Zimbabwe
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1. When I take #FinancialWellness classes I always emphasize that lifestyle changes must be a shared responsibility in a family - don't wake up and impose austerity, even if your intentions are noble, unorwiswa. Share the bigger picture first : everyone will buy in. #Zimbabwe
2. Having gone through the recent announcements at last and the attendant documents, I feel like we have that exact situation. A big daddy who wants to take the fam to Disneyland so stops buying eggs abruptly - idyai dovi, also no meat idyai lacto, no juice imwai mvura and soron
3. When you eventually fly them to Disneyland it may have taken something out of their joy. In reality, they may be eating eggs while you are at work and hide the shells in the bin next door. They will eat their secret meat and leave covo in the basin for you in the warmer...
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Okay, here at @ChathamHouse waiting to hear @MthuliNcube has to say about Economic Reform & Recovery in #Zimbabwe
It’s a very packed house! Pple are clearly interested (or amused)
@MthuliNcube takes podium. New dispensation working towards vision 2030 - where Zimbabwe will be a middle income economy.
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#Ethiopia: The ongoing meeting in #AddisAbeba by executive & council members of #ESPDP, as well as leaders of various clans have unanimously decided to assign Mustafa Muhumed Omer to be the incoming acting president of the #Somali regional state until elections are held in 2020.
Update: It is expected that the meeting's unanimous decision to assign Mustafa will be a final decision that will see him assume the position as acting presidnet, which is currently held by Ahmed Abdi Mohammed (pic) after the resignation of the embattled ex president Abdi Illey
Update: Mustafa is born in 1973 in #Degahbour, #Somali regional state. He is a well known critic of Abdi Illey's iron fist in the region & the rampant abuse of human rights by the Liyu police. An economist by training, he has a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
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#Zimbabwe electoral commission says President @edmnangagwa has a large lead after nine of ten provinces announced.
President @edmnangagwa declared the victor by #Zimbabwe electoral commission. Opposition @mdczimbabwe rejects the results.
#Zimbabwe President @edmnangagwa received 50.8% of the vote, according to election officials.
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#Zimbabwe opposition leader @nelsonchamisa is claiming victory in the presidential election. The country's election commission says the delayed results will be announced from 20:00 GMT.
#Zimbabwe police with warrant enter opposition MDC headquarters and detain 16 people, according to @Reuters witness.
Officials in Harare say death toll at six from election-related violence. #Zimbabwe
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Reports of tear gas and rubber bullets fired at stone-throwing opposition supporters in Harare. #Zimbabwe
Now sound of automatic gunfire heard on the streets of Harare. #Zimbabwe
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1/3 This week I attended the opening of the #Mandela centenary exhibition.

In a short speech, Lord Hain thanked one of the sponsors, Moti Group, twice.

According to @mailandguardian Lord Hain is
employed by them "in part to improve their poor reputation"…
2/3 Moti Group is a mining & property
company that's been subject to some controversy. It allegedly has links to
Zimbabwean officials implicated in human rights violations & in 2017,
Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for the company's chair…
3/5 Journalist @simonallison writes:

"There is no suggestion that the royals were aware of or intended to
endorse the Moti Group’s controversial business practises; or the group’s links
to senior Zimbabwean officials that have been implicated in serious human
rights violations."
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1/? Today Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee (Live stream here:…). We have a few questions we'd like to #AskZuck..
2/? Why do privacy settings continue to only focus on what friends can & can't see? If the recent FB scandal has showed one thing, it's that FB's ad policies have far-reaching consequences for users privacy. When are you going to treat ad settings as privacy settings? #AskZuck
3/? We created a new FB profile to test default settings. By default, everyone can see your friends list & look you up using the phone number you provided. This is not what proactive privacy protections look like. How does this protect users by design / by default? #AskZuck
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1/ Just a few words on what's happening in #Zimbabwe. Mugabe is out, & Grace Mugabe is out. That may not mean all that much.
2/ Mugabe was venerated (wrongly) by his faction; that explains the #Zimbabwe army's reticence about deposing him. Grace Mugabe was OTOH widely despised, because of her own actions.
3/ The main man behind the deposing of the Mugabes in #Zimbabwe is Mugabe's former strongman. IOW, every bit as guilty in oppressing the Ndebele, dissidents and others. Every bit as corrupt.
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After hours of uncertainty, Army takes over state broadcast apparatus as U.K. issues travel warning to #Zimbabwe. A coup is 2. #Thread
Almost 48 hours ago, Army General Constantine Chiwenga issued a rare warning to Pres Mugabe for removal of war veterans from party & Gvt
24 hours ago, The ruling party’s youth league fired salvo at the general prompting military presence in the capital.
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Last night I left the office & walked to the car. My route takes me through First Street.I walked past a group of elderly folks outside CABS
I walked past the same folks this morning. What sort of bathroom facilities are they using I wonder? How much cash will they eventually get?
Harsh reminder that while my transactions are mostly plastic given the infrastructure around me, others aren't so lucky & still require cash
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The @WHO has rescinded its decision to appoint #Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs: inevitable after -ve PR…
I've been asked what I think of #MugabeAtWHO a few times & despite writing my PhD on health politics in #Zimbabwe I'm not sure what to say
It was obviously a political choice on the part of @DrTedros & a nod to a particular kind of pan-Africanist sentiment
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