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The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) is the regulatory authority for broadcasting in Zimbabwe. BAZ was established through an Act of Parliament in 2001 providing for the functions, powers and duties of the authority. BAZ falls under the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity. BAZ issues licenses to television and radio broadcasting companies in Zimbabwe.


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Vision of BAZ

To become the effective facilitator and regulator to national instruments and institutions for projecting a great and united Zimbabwe based on African identity and values through broadcasting[1]

Mission Statement of B.A.Z Reads

B.A.Z Functions Are Listed As


Types of BAZ Licenses

Issued B.A.Z Licenses

TV

Radio

On the 23rd of August 2017, B.A.Z announced that it had cancelled the license of Dr. Dish because the company had failed to provide the My TV Africa Service.However after a legal battle the license was restored.

Criticism

B.A.Z was reported to have been criticized for refusing to license independent operators of TV and Radio in Zimbabwe. Commercial Radio licenses have been issued only to government owned companies and those private companies owned by senior politicians of the ruling party, Zanu-PF.






References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 About B.A.Z, , Published: , Retrieved: 21 November 2017