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The Source and EJC host public launch event in Zimbabwe

27 June 2014 | PROJECT NEWS

 

The Source, Zimbabwe’s first independent financial news service, held its first public event to showcase its journalistic output to a wide array of stakeholders including local media, ministry officials, international donors and diplomatic corps at the Bronte Hotel in downtown Harare 20 June, 2014. Over 80 guests attended the black tie affair which included presentations by The Source editor-in-chief Nelson Banya, as well as a keynote speech by Zimbabwean Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa.

The news agency, operated by Zimbabweans, serves the local media, financial organisations, potential investors and ordinary citizens by providing them with trusted content.

The Source editor-in-chief Nelson Banya said the news agency sought to fill a gap in the market for “quality” economic information. “Partly as a consequence of the economic and political crisis that Zimbabwe went through between 2000 and 2009, there was a gap in the market certainly in the media industry,” he said.

“It’s the first private, independent financial and business news agency with a reputation for fact-based reporting and allowing a platform to exchange views,” said Chairman of The Source, Cris Chinaka

The Source, which was established last year with the technical assistance of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the European Journalism Centre, went live eight months ago.

The Source: http://source.co.zw

Nelson Banya, Editor-in-Chief of The Source discussed fact-based reporting as the core journalistic values of the news service
Nelson Banya, editor-in-chief of The Source discussed fact-based reporting as the core journalistic values of the news service

Representatives from local media and the diplomatic community attended the event.
Representatives from local media and the diplomatic community attended the event.
Zimbabwean Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, called on for factual and responsible reporting on economic issues during his keynote address
Zimbabwean Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, called for responsible reporting on economic issues during his keynote address
Guest of honour, Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe chief executive, Tafadzwa Chinamo said the media plays a critical role in disseminating information.
Guest of honour, Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe chief executive, Tafadzwa Chinamo said the media plays a critical role in disseminating information.
European Journalism Centre and Thomson Reuters Foundation partner together on a technical level with The Source.
European Journalism Centre and Thomson Reuters Foundation partner together on a technical level with The Source.

Project:
Zimbabwe: Establishing the Country’s First Independent Financial News Service
Believing Zimbabwe can boost its own economic development by increasing awareness and improving citizens’ general knowledge of financial matters, we have sought, together with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, to establish the country’s first source of accurate, sustainable, and independent financial and economic news, owned and operated by Zimbabweans.