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Title Zimbabwe : a survey / by the African Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project, Open Society Initiative Southern Africa, and Open Society Institute Media Programme
Published Rosebank : Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 106 pages)
Series Public broadcasting in Africa series
Public broadcasting in Africa series.
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acronyms; Foreword; Introduction; 1 -- Country Facts; 1. Historical background; 2. Government; 3. Economic and social development; 4. Rule of law; 5. Media landscape; 6. Brief history of broadcasting in Zimbabwe; 2 -- Media Legislation and Regulation; 1. International, continental and regional standards; 2. The Constitution of Zimbabwe; 3. General media laws and regulations; 4. Other laws with an impact on media and freedom of expression; 5. The media and the inclusive government; 6. Conclusions and recommendations; 3 -- The Broadcasting Landscape
1. The state broadcaster2. Commercial/private broadcasters; 3. Community broadcasting; 4. Technical standards and accessibility of services; 5. Conclusions and recommendations; 4 -- Digitalisation and its Impact; 1. Preparedness for switch-over to digitalisation; 2. Convergence; 3. Conclusions and recommendations; 5 -- Broadcasting Legislation and Regulation; 1. The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ); 2. Licence conditions; 3. Conclusions and recommendations; 6 -- The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation; 1. Legislation; 2. Services of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation
3. Organisational structures of the ZBC4. Conclusions and recommendations; 7 -- Funding of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation; 1. The ZBC commercialisation process; 2. Current sources of funding; 3. Spending; 4. Conclusions and recommendations; 8 -- Programming; 1. Background; 2. Current programming of the ZBC; 3. Feedback and complaints procedures; 4. Conclusions and recommendations; 9 -- Broadcasting Reform Efforts ; 1. Background; 2. Current reform efforts; 3. Conclusion and recommendations; 10 -- Recommendations; 1. Constitution; 2. Media laws in general; 3. Access to information
4. Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe5. Broadcasting landscape; 6. Digitalisation; 7. Broadcasting legislation; 8. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC): Legislation; 9. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC): Funding; 10. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC): Programming; 11. Campaigns for broadcasting reforms; Back Cover
Summary This report is the result of research that started in 2008 with the aim of collecting, collating and writing up information about regulation, ownership, access, performance as well as prospects for public broadcasting reform in Africa. The Zimbabwe report is part of an 11-country survey of African broadcast media, evaluating compliance with the agreements, conventions, charters and declarations regarding media that have been developed at regional and continental levels in Africa. The research was carried out by Dr Sarah Chiumbu who has worked in different capacities in media in Zimbabwe and cu
Notes "An Open Society Institute Network publication"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
Broadcasting policy -- Zimbabwe.
Public broadcasting -- Government policy -- Zimbabwe.
Form Electronic book
Author AfriMAP.
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa.
Open Society Institute. Media Programme
ISBN 1920489681 (electronic bk.)
9781920489687 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles On air, Zimbabwe