According to a report in The Namibian, Namibia and Zimbabwe are planning to launch a 24-hour regional television news and current affairs satellite channel. A memorandum of understanding between the two countries “to share information” was signed in February. The report quotes Gerry Munyama, Director General of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, as saying that a report on the viability of the project is yet to be finalised. “We are waiting for the report from the technical committee. Only after that will we be able to proceed,” Munyama said. He said the report, coupled with recommendations, was expected to be tabled at the end of October.
At statement by Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) and NBC says the planned satellite channel “will tell the African story in its proper context, from an African perspective and by Africans to help counter the negative and degrading perspective currently being projected by the dominant Western and Euro-centric media.”