Government formulates Community Radios Plan

The Herald newspaper reports that the government of Zimbabwe has set in place a plan to unroll community radio stations with an initial pilot of 10 community radios. According to The Herald the first station will be in Shamva targeting the minority Chewa language speakers and is one of the 16 official languages of the country. The report did not specify where else in the other 9 areas will the community radios be.

The Constitution of Zimbabwe recognised 16 official languages and 10 of them are minority languages spoken in Matabeleland region. Matabeleland civic society and communities have over the last decade or two been at the forefront of advocating for the licensing of community radios.

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