New York, May 27, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists hails the Zimbabwe
Media Commission’s decision to grant publishing licenses to The Daily News
, the long-banned independent
newspaper, and a handful of other publications. Commission Chairman Godfrey
Majonga announced on Wednesday that the licenses would be issued immediately,
marking the first time in nearly seven years that an independent daily will be allowed
to print domestically, local journalists told CPJ.