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Reality Check: Myths about the digital broadcasting regulation in Zimbabwe

After the highly informative and enlightening discussions and presentations that I witnessed at the Digital Future Conference I am still in shock at the reality on the ground. The reality being that our “Digital Guru’s” are generally not aware of the legal issues relating to broadcasting in Zimbabwe. It was interesting to note that there […]


Migrating from offline to a Digital Future: the case of print media

Print media isn’t dead, but it’s definitely dying. These sentiments were shared at the Digital Future Conference in a presentation made by Zimpapers CTO, Darlick Marandure. In an increasingly competitive media and business environment where the platforms of expression and story telling are a dime a dozen, the case for a print-only approach has been dismissed. Unfortunately, […]


Conversations on Zim’s Digital Future: Making money from YouTube

This is one of the discussions from the 2015 Digital Future Conference that was held in Harare Zimbabwe. Speakers were Teju Ajani from YouTube and Nqobizitha Mlilo of the Nafuna TV fame. The topic touched on was the aspect of upscaling digital content and the impact that the internet has had on the distribution of […]


Special Edition Podcast: The challenges to Zim’s reach for a bright Digital Future

At the Digital Future Conference, several thought leaders contributed to discussions on the state of digital services in Zimbabwe, the challenges being faced right now and the future that lies in this space. This podcast is the first panel discussion that touched on these challenges. Taking part in this discussion was the Deputy Minister of […]


Digital Future has entered Day Two. You can catch it live here

The Digital Future Conference has entered its second and final day. Just like yesterday, there will be an unpacking of value in digital media and broadcasting. We have made it possible to keep track of everything going on with the live streaming link available here. You can catch the keynote presentation on Monetising Digital Content […]


Latest from Digital Future: What challenges are being faced in Zim digital media?

In case you haven’t been catching up via the live stream or the massive activity on Twitter (#MyDigitalFuture), a lot has already been shared already in the first part of the day at the Digital Future Conference. There was a panel discussion focused on the current challenges in digital and online media in Zimbabwe. The […]


Can’t make it to Digital Future? Here’s how to follow on the action

The Digital Future Conference starts today at 8:30 am. Not everyone will be able to make it to the venue in Harare. Fortunately, there will be a live stream for the day’s main proceedings. OIther than the live crossovers on ZiFM Stereo you can also follow Digital Future on social media. Our Twitter hashtag is #MyDigitalFuture […]


Zim’s digital minds gather in Harare as Digital Future Conference starts

After months and months of build up, Zimbabwe’s largest conference on digital media and broadcasting is finally here. Digital Future, a two-day indaba aimed at exploring the opportunities that lie in online and electronic media kicks off today at 8am at Sango Conference Centre, Cresta Lodge Harare. It has been touted as Zimbabwe’s largest gathering of […]


Some legal aspects of broadcasting in Zim: Digital Future Q & A with Edith Utete

With a greater focus on broadcast technology and its central role in an increasingly digital age, there are so many aspects about it that need an inside perspective. This applies to potential investors, content creators and everyone who wants to appreciate what digitisation is meant to do, where that leaves the current market players like […]


Podcast: Understanding Zimbabwe’s Digital Future

Next month Techzim and TBWA will be hosting “Zimbabwe’s largest gathering of digital minds” at Digital Future. This two-day event slated for the 17th and 18th of March will bring thought leaders, influencers and decision makers in the Zimbabwean digital space together for an exploration of the potential impact of all things digital. In this special […]