Covid-19 lockdown: VMCZ hands internet routers to journalists

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THE Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) this week received internet routers from some international media partners to use during the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The routers were delivered to various media personalities this week.

The package comes with an Econet Simcard and data bundles.

The donation comes at a time the economy has been heavily scourged by the effects of corona virus and media institutions have not been an exception.

Media houses have also been affected as they can no longer disseminate information flexibly to the public.

Accepting the donation on behalf of journalists VMCZ Executive Director,  Loughty Dube said that they are grateful for the support coming from their media partners.

We are grateful to our supporting media partners for extending this assistance to enable VMCZ members to be able to do their work during limited movements enforced by COVID-19 restrictions,” said Dube.

Under the support project identified members will take part in international Webinars and online virtual interactions to share information and experiences on COVID-19 and how to mitigate the effects of COVID-19,” he said.

The support we are providing is to enable our members to be able to continue to provide a service during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

“The Wi-Fi routers and the data we are provided will enable  the identified media professionals to be able to work outside if their work places, as they continue to inform and educate the nation on the effects of COVID-19,” he added.

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