12 days left of media reform ultimatum

There are now 12 days for Media and Information Minister Webster Shamu to implement key media reforms, as agreed to by the leaders in the coalition government.

Media and Information Minister Webster Shamu
Media and Information Minister Webster Shamu

Monday 12 March will mark three weeks since an ultimatum was set by Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara for the boards of the ZBC, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and the Mass Media Trust to be reconstituted.

This agreement was reached at a meeting of the government heads last Monday, but there is still no sign of movement on Shamu’s part.

This is not the first time that Shamu has been ordered to reconstitute the boards, with no action. This is despite media reforms being a key issue in the Global Political Agreement that, more than three years on, has still not been fully implemented. SW Radio Africa

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