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Liberalising airwaves by allowing new players in the mobile telecoms sector and promoting the adoption of modern technologies.

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Removal of AIPPA

http://www.theopc.gov.zw/index.php/566-aippa-scrapped-new-freedom-of-information-bill-signed-into-law     

July 2, 2020

The  Freedom of Information Bill became law after being gazetted following the approval of the final amended version from Parliament by President Mnangagwa.

Previous Updates

Digital Broadcasting Migration Project

https://www.herald.co.zw/zim-tv-goes-digital/     

April 16, 2021

Launch of the Zimbabwe Digital Broadcasting Migration Project (DTT) in Magunje. According to government through the Zimbabwe Digital Broadcasting Migration Project #DTTProject, citizens will enjoy access to twelve (12) Free-to-Air digital television services in Zimbabwe.

Commencement of Issuance of 40 Community Radio Licences

Herald

    

Sept. 2, 2019

Government has started working on licensing 40 community radio stations countrywide as it steps up efforts to achieve total broadcasting coverage, an official has said. Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana said they would start with radio stations that would broadcast in vernacular languages before moving to other categories. He was speaking in an interview in Beitbridge yesterday, on the sidelines of a community sensitisation meeting on the setting up of such radio stations. It is understood that the Venda (Beitbridge), Shangani (Chiredzi), Ndau (Chipinge), Kalanga (Plumtree) and Tonga (Binga) will benefit in the first phase.

    

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