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The Broadcasting Sector in Zimbabwe is regulated by the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06] as amended by Amendment Number 6 of 2003 and Amendment Number 19 of 2007 .The Broadcasting Services Act is an  Act to provide for the functions, powers and duties of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe; to provide for the constitution of the Authority; to provide for the planning, management, allocation, regulation and protection of the broadcasting frequency spectrum and the regulation and licensing of broadcasting services and systems; to provide for programme standards; to regulate and license signal carriers; to encourage and develop the creative arts through broadcasting content standards; to create a sense of national identity through broadcasting services; to create a Broadcasting Fund to help finance local broadcasting and for related purposes; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

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Content Conditions


1. Broadcast content objectives

In exercising their duties, broadcasting licensees shall ensure that their programming complies with the following objectives.

- Reflecting a Zimbabwean national identity.

- Respecting community standards and values.

- Reporting on matters of local significance.

- Promoting peace, stability and national cohesion.

- Preserving the national security and integrity of Zimbabwe.

- Placing a high priority in the protection of children.

- Promoting quality programming.

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Statutory Instruments

The Broadcasting Services Act is also complemented by the following Statutory Instruments:

- Broadcasting Services (Licensing and Content ) Regulations, 2004

- Broadcasting Services (Licensing and Content ) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009

- Broadcasting Services ( Licensing and Content) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011