Acting Minister of Information Simon Khaya Moyo has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is committed to implementing media reforms. Speaking at the launch of the financial weekly publication, The Business Times, Khaya Moyo said,
Let me assure our media practitioners that government is committed to implementing necessary reforms in their industry that will help propel Zimbabwe into the developed economy and society we want it to be in the next decade…Government wants to see our citizens enjoying all modern media products irrespective of their environments, and to fully enjoy their freedom to access information through all available platforms, a matter guaranteed by the constitution.
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Critics have called for the government to repeal or to amend sections of the Broadcasting Services Act, Official Secrets Act and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).
Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo
The Broadcasting Services Act is an Act to provide for the functions, powers and duties of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe.The Broadcasting Sector in Zimbabwe is regulated by the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06] as amended by Amendment Number 6 of 2003 and Amendment Number... Read More About Broadcasting Services Act
It is a media law that was enacted in 2002 by the then minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Professor Jonathan Moyo with the purpose of making public bodies more accountable to the public and protect personal privacy. Read More About Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act