Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
The Zimbabwe Media Fee yesterday gazetted accreditation and registration charges and levies for journalists and media homes for this yr.
The brand new charges had been printed in Statutory Instrument 65 of 2022 and are cited as Entry to Info and Safety of Privateness (Registration, Accreditation and Levy) (Modification) Laws 2022.
Info, Publicity and Broadcasting Companies Minister Monica Mutsvangwa authorized the charges, leading to them being gazetted yesterday, and are efficient from January 1.
The charges are pegged in US greenback, however are payable within the native foreign money on the prevailing inter-bank price for native mass media companies and accreditation of native journalists.
A neighborhood journalist eager to be accredited for the primary time pays US$20, whereas the renewal charge and high quality for late renewal are US$15 and US$10 respectively.
The appliance and accreditation charges for an area journalist working for a international media home is US$50 and US$150, whereas the renewal of accreditation is US$150.
The appliance, accreditation and renewal charges for a international journalist manning a consultant workplace for a international media service are US$50 and US$300.
A international journalist in search of momentary accreditation should pay US$50 as utility charge and US$150 in accreditation charges, whereas the charge for extension of accreditation interval is about at US$50, with productions and initiatives attracting a charge of US$2 500.
For particular accreditation, the applying charge is US$15, with these from SADC and remainder of Africa paying US$30 and US$40, whereas others pays US$50.
The appliance and registration charges for the registration of a mass media service had been set at US$300 and US$2 000, whereas the renewal of registration charge is US$1 000, with late renewal high quality at US$500.
The appliance and registration charges for a group mass media service are US$200 and US$1 000, whereas the registration renewal charge is US$800 and the late renewal high quality is US$500.
For productions and digital platforms, the applying and registration charges are US$200 and US$1 000 respectively, whereas the renewal charge and late renewal high quality are US$800 and US$500.
Information companies should fork out US$200 and US$1 000 for utility and registration charges, whereas renewal charges and late renewal high quality are US$800 and US$500.
The appliance charge to set a consultant workplace for a international mass media service or information company is US$500, whereas the charge for permission to function is US$3 000 and the renewal for permission to function and complementary allow administration charge is US$2 000 and US$1 000.