The media scene in Zimbabwe, a country of about 14 million people in Southern Africa, is characterised by tight government restrictions on what can be broadcast or published and an array of alternative media operating despite these restrictions. Media in Zimbabwe include private and public print media, public and private radio stations, online diasporic and local media, and one national television station. The private media are owned and controlled by private capital, while publicly owned media are controlled by the state on behalf of the public. Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) Private Limited (1980) is a private company that owns a number of community and public newspapers that include broadsheet and tabloid dailies and weeklies.

The Zimbabwean media landscape is under transformation, a third such transition since ...

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