Friday, 26 April 2013

ICT forcing media reforms in Zimbabwe. Although some...

ICT forcing media reforms in Zimbabwe.

Although some in government remain adamant that there will be no more media reforms in Zimbabwe, ICT is already transforming the media sector.

Social networking sites and online publications have become the latest and fastest news relaying tools for the Zimbabwean populace digging deeper and analysing issues with less bias.
Despite poor journalism, online media offers the Zimbabweans choices and preferences allowing also for interaction and feedback.
These sites are also easily accessible at very low costs compared to the print media.

With internet penetration already more than 35% and the number still rising, the state media is fast losing relevance and will soon die a natural death without immediate media reforms.

There may not be state sanctioned media reforms but there is evident media transformation taking place driven mainly by ICTs.

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