STATE broadcaster, ZBC got Saturday what it seemed to be the exclusive right to broadcast the controversial Constitutional Court poll challenge by presidential election losing candidate Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance on Wednesday.
In response to an application along with much more in the private broadcast room to broadcast the event, the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) ZBC-TV has given the go-ahead, to the exclusion of others.
"Please note that the Judicial Services Commission authorized you to broadcast live on national television and selected radio platforms the work of the Constitutional Court regarding the election challenge until the results of the 2018 presidential election.
" We are happy to note that you have the opportunity to distribute live signal feed. to other broadcasters who may be interested in handling the lawsuit.
"We will therefore refer them to you if there is a need for them," said the JSC. 59006] The apparent bias against a broadcaster accused of denying the opposition's attention during recent election campaigns will be disappointing for private players hoping for an opportunity to broadcast the event to their different world audiences.
lobby, Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa-Zimbabwe) has moved to face a constitutional challenge and demands the right to cast the event live with great potential to face the Zimbabwean politics and the courts to change power depending on the judgment on the day
The decision to grant ZBC the exclusive right to broadcast the event could also be interpreted as a strategy for generating government revenue, which over the years has struggled to stay on the leg as any attempt to ride on his back. feed comes with revenue streams.
ZBC also has its own capacity limitations because some of its broadcasts are not easily accessible among living Zimbabweans in remote areas and abroad.
The Zanu PF-led government is accused of denying private players the right to set up radio and television stations in the country with licenses granted to companies that have close links with the system.
the local population has used new media to break up walls set up by the government with the diaspora population of the country who now relies on the new innovation to follow events at home.