The Zimbabwe Association for Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) joins the rest of the world in commemorating theÂ 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Say "No" to Gender Based Violence! Make the fight against Gender Based Violence aÂ 365Â days reality!Â
Zimbabwe is suffering from confidence crisis as can be witnessed by the extent to which citizens approach the different public bodies for information. This is so especially because there is little and no honest communication between the state and citizens, which results in citizens having to speculate and gossip in order for them to make important decisions.
Most countries in the world are now advocating for democracy as an effective governance system for development and a better world. Often times, whenever democracy is deficient, it is the media that becomes the greatest casualty because freedoms such as expression, speech, movement, association and thought are clearly conditioned by the extent to which that society is open and free.
While the technological advancement in this country is pointing to a new world order, where globalisation and simplification of life is happening fast, there remains a gap in our country which if harnessed and supported has the capacity to be the game changer.