Media Policy Framework for Zimbabwe: a model by MISA-Zimbabwe

Mano, W. 2015. Media Policy Framework for Zimbabwe: a model by MISA-Zimbabwe. Harare MISA.

TitleMedia Policy Framework for Zimbabwe: a model by MISA-Zimbabwe
AuthorsMano, W.
TypeTechnical report
Abstract

This is a report I helped write for the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) as part of a model media policy framework required by Zimbabwe in the wake of the country's new constitution of 2013. New provisions that have a bearing on the exercise and enjoyment of the rights to media freedom, access to information and freedom of expression were yet to be operationalised. The Zimbabwe government has been slow in re-aligning media policy with the new constitution. Further, there is no clear policy direction on how aspects ushered in by the new constitution will be effected. While the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe [an alliance of media organizations working together in the fight for media freedoms] has in the years past come up with a model policy framework, this was way before the coming into force of the new constitution, which event MISA-Zimbabwe believes necessitates the drafting of an up to date policy framework also draws from the current constitution and is in tandem with regional and international standards on media freedom, access to information, freedom of expression, privacy and related rights. MISA-Zimbabwe is therefore looking to have in place a new policy framework that gives clear policy direction on the steps/ measures that Zimbabwe should put in place in order to democratize its media space, which document is vital for its lobby and advocacy work.

FileMEDIA POLICY Framework for Zimbabwe- a model[1].pdf
KeywordsMedia reform, media policy framework, media freedom
Year2015
PublisherMISA
Place of publicationHarare
Publication dates
Published01 Jul 2015
Web address (URL)http://infoaccess.misa.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/06/MEDIA-POLICY-Framework-for-Zimbabwe-a-model.pdf

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