Date: Thursday 4 March 2010
Venue: The Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP
Time: 6 – 8pm, followed by a reception
The need for an independent media to flourish in Zimbabwe has never been greater as clearly stated in the global political agreement signed in February 2009. Journalists are
struggling to carry out their duties despite threats and intimidation while they await practical steps to free up the media.
This event will start with the showing of a documentary by award-winning journalist
Sue Lloyd Roberts on her first authorised visit to Zimbabwe. Tabani Moyo, Advocacy Officer of the Media Institute for Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, will give a first hand account of the progress being made by the recently established Media Commission in Harare. Others will speak on what Britain and outside agencies are prepared to do to help promote a free and open media in Zimbabwe.)