[Image Source: Kicking It With Mimi] If you’re passionate about local fashion chances are you’ll know who Ameera Mimi is. I came across her once, at the 2018 Comexposed event, as part of a panel that was talking about the local fashion industry and she also went on to win the Zim Lifestyle Blogger of […]
The media industry in Zimbabwe is struggling and facing many challenges including political interference, waning revenue streams, staff layovers, job redundancies and company closures. Some of these challenges are not unique to the country but being experienced the world over. The Zimbabwean media industry is still very print-centric and hesitant to adopt new technologies. The […]
What has Ecclesiastes 1:9 have in common with social media marketing? Everything. The verse reads: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Surely there is nothing new under the sun and this includes social media. Although it is sometimes referred to […]
We were born on Posterous just more than 3 years ago. The service made blogging so startable. You’d just email an imaginary friend updating. I starting writing about stuff I was passionate about, Technology in Zimbabwe; technology platforms, companies leveraging the internet and mobile in new interesting ways.
A report in today’s Herald newspaper says Zimbabwe’ Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Webster Shamu, has called for the “appropriate regulation of the internet and new media platforms”. The Minister, according to the report, is calling for this because the potential of the internet to cause strife in society.
Last week, we read on iZimbabwe that one of our favourite writers in Zimbabwe, Fungai Machirori, was going to launch a website dedicated to discussing and articulating Zimbabwean women’s issues and experiences. Being one of Zimbabwe’s most insightful writers (yes she is, read her blog), and one who’s already been already writing so much about her experience as a woman means the website is set to deliver quality content, something that you’ll agree is so much in short supply on our local web.
Zimbabwe clearly has an image problem. When we posted a note on Monday about the caning sentence for a Chiredzi boy who ‘slandered’ a local woman on Facebook, we sincerely thought two cane strokes was not a big deal. Really. For us the important thing was that someone had managed to get some kind of assistance from the law for having their image tarnished on Facebook.
International journos and bloggers had a different take it.
In November 2008 Fungai Tichawangana set up the Zimbo Jam website (www.zimbojam.com) from his study at home. It is now Zimbabwe’s biggest website covering lifestyle, arts and entertainment with up to 3 million page views and over 100,000 unique visitors every month. The site’s Facebook page has over 5,600 fans and videos posted on its YouTube channel have been known to get up to 5,000 views in a matter of days.
In a precedent-setting development in Egypt, a blogger has been arrested for blogging content that ‘insulted the military’. The blogger, Maikel Nabil, was arrested in March and has been sentenced to a 3 year prison term by a military tribunal for the crime.