Governance BILLS & STATUTES

Broadcasting Services Act Amendment

www.herald.co.zw SONA2018 September 19, 2018
In progress
May 2019

Cabinet approves the principles of the Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill

www.herald.co.zw May 15, 2019

Cabinet approved the Principles of the Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill

The principles of the proposed BS Bill provide as follows: - That every person has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of media; - That freedom excludes incitement of violence, advocacy of hatred or hate speech, malicious injury to a person’s reputation or dignity, and malicious or unwarranted breach of a person’s right to privacy; - The freedom to establish broadcasting and other electronic media of communication, subject only to State licensing procedures; - That all State-owned media of communications must be impartial and free to determine independently the editorial content of their broadcasts; - That there be local content quotas for multiple channel TV licensees.