Friday, August 15, 2008

Zimbabwe and China strengthen broadcasting cooperation

Zimbabwe and China have strengthened co-operation in areas of broadcasting following talks between the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) Chief Executive Officer Henry Muradzikwa and his Chinese counterpart, the Vice-President of China Central Television Zhang Changming, in Beijing today.
Muradzikwa indicated to his host that Zimbabwe is in the process of reconstructing its economy as well as the broadcasting facilities, and said plans are at an advanced stage to open a new radio station that will tell the story of Zimbabwe to the world in a true manner. He also indicated that his country is keen to draw lessons from the Chinese experience on how to improve broadcasting in order to better serve the people.
Zhang Changming said China is willing to offer exchange programmes and to host broadcasting personnel from Zimbabwe in order to assist in the improvement of broadcasting standards for Zimbabwe. Later at a dinner hosted for the Zimbabwe delegation by CCTV, the president offered training facilities for ZBH staff in the technical, production and journalism areas.
(Source: New Ziana/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)