WASHINGTON DC —
The Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) will Thursday release findings of its recent survey on communities’ access to and perceptions of coverage of issues in the country by the Zimbabwe media.
MISA-Zimbabwe senior programmes officer, Nyasha Nyakunu, said the survey was designed, among many other issues, to find out from listeners and readers what they think of sources used by journalists when doing their stories and the quality of information accessed by rural communities.
Information Minister Jonathan Moyo is expected to officiate at the event.
MISA-Zimbabwe also said it was concerned by what it said is the deafening silence from the 25-member Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI), put together in December by the Information ministry to look into issues affecting Zimbabwe’s media landscape.
The media watchdog group said in a statement the silence by IMPI does not foster its accountability to its respective constituents, adding it should not be allowed to continue as it does not inspire public confidence in the delivery of its mandate.