ZIMURA pleads with parliament to help them recover ZBC debt
Committee pleads for US$100m digitalisation funds
By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association on Thursday pleaded with parliament’s portfolio committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to help them recover more than $700k worth of royalties owed by the state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC) since 2011. The association which has a membership of more than 3 600 artists revealed …
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TransMedia cancels US$289K budget request
By Daniel Chigundu The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media and Broadcasting Services has appealed to both treasury and Parliament for the allocation of US$100 million to TransMedia for the completion of the digitalisation program. Digitalisation which has missed both the regional and international deadlines has so far gobbled about US$40 million and requires an …
LIVE STREAM: Ministry of Information grilled in Parliament
By Daniel Chigundu TransMedia will no longer be requesting for budgetary support from the 2019 national budget but will instead implement measures to collect what is owed by various broadcasters including ZBC. The broadcasting transmission company which had initially asked for a $289 000 budgetary support has the potential to raise enough resources from its …
ZBC exposed in Parliament
Information and Publicity Ministry presents budget proposals
Will there be any light?: Revisiting public officials threats to social media users
By Daniel Chigundu Broadcasting transmission signal carrier Trans Media Corporation says it has not been making a profit because ZBC has failed to pay for its services since 2009. Trans Media Corporation makes only US$568 000 per year for the broadcasting signal it offers to various companies that include Kwese, various radio stations and ZBC …
By Watmore Makokoba Internet users in Zimbabwe remain sceptical is there is ever going to be assured cybersecurity and respect for the fundamental right to freedom of expression given some past utterances by government officials suggesting a rather deliberate onslaught on social media users. As many agree, freedom of expression through social media platforms should […]
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