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MAZ challenges Potraz on falling internet standards

The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) has with the support of civil society coalitions and other media organizations submitted a letter to the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) raising concern and requesting for information in lieu of the falling telecommunication and internet service provision in the country.

In this letter, MAZ requests that POTRAZ provides information on the measures that the regulatory authority has taken to improve mobile phone network and internet stability and to make public information on the initiatives undertaken with the use of the Universal Services Fund.
The petition to Potraz, also shared with the Ministry of Information Communication
Technology, Postal and Courier Services and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on ICTs among other players within the sector has the endorsement of other civil society coalitions including Women’s Coalition, the National Assembly of Youth Organisation (NAYO), Crisis Coalition and the Content Creators Network of Zimbabwe among others.

Kindly find the submitted letter herein.

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The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ)

The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (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).