Journalism’s Access To Information A Right- Gvt

Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa says journalists’ right to information is guaranteed.

Speaking during the commemoration of the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) organised by Media Institute of Southern Africa in Harare yesterday, Minister Mutsvangwa said the ministry of information strives to insure that journalists are provided with vital information.

“My Ministry has developed a cordial working relationship with the country’s media practitioners and always strives to ensure that the rights of journalists, who are a vital cog in information dissemination, are guaranteed,

“It is my fervent hope that the good relationship continues and together we ensure that universal access to information is enjoyed by all citizens of Zimbabwe.” She said.

Minister Mutsvangwa said the cabinet will from now on will provide every information to the public through journalists.

“Gone are the days when journalists would have to scrounge around and look for tidbits on what would have been deliberated in Cabinet. In this new dispensation, such information that is pertinent to citizens is delivered timeously and publicly thus guaranteeing the constitutional right of access to information,

“The Government of the Second Republic adopted the press brief as an innovative idea to announce the activities of the Cabinet Task Force on Covid-19 and it’s weekly deliberations.” She said.

 


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