Minister hails Zim media for 'defending country'

2013-09-19 14:04
Professor Jonathan Moyo. (File: AFP)

Professor Jonathan Moyo. (File: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – Zimbabwe's Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has lauded the public media for "successfully defending the nation" against Western "detractors", according to a report.

Moyo said the challenges the country faced over the past 14 years were part of a "well-calculated sinister agenda" but, he said, the information sector played a pivotal role as it remained in the frontline in defence of the country.

Some public media journalists ended up on Western sanctions lists for refusing to toe the Western, neo-colonial line, state-owned Herald said on Tuesday.

Moyo was previously the Information Minister in the Zanu-PF government from 2000 to 2005. During that time, he launched what critics said was a severe crackdown on media freedom as he drafted and implemented repressive legislation that saw journalists being victimised and arrested and independent media houses being forced to close.

Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  jonathan moyo  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.