United in the defence of free expression

About MAZ

The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) is an alliance of media support organisations including the Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe, Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe chapter), Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ), Zimbabwe National Editors’ Forum (ZINEF), Gender and Media Connect (GMC), the Media Centre, the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS), the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) and the African Community Publishing Development Trust (ACPDT). MAZ work focuses on four key areas which are:


The core activities of MAZ centre around the coordination of local and regional lobby and advocacy on freedom of expression and the media and include, advocacy for media law and policy reform; Regional advocacy initiatives; Constitutional reform; the Right to Information campaign, and the media reform discussion series. As such, the MAZ strategic areas for the years 2015-2018[1] (revised in 2019) are as follows:

  1. Media Policy and Legislative Review in line with the new Constitution
  2. Promotion of media plurality and diversity
  3. Strengthening professionalism and ethics in the media
  4. Creation of safe, equitable and enabling working conditions in the media sector