“There are two things about having media reforms in Zimbabwe, the first thing is that you will have more voices of information and people have more choices.
“The other thing is that you create competition which means broadcasters will fight for consumers which force them to produce quality balanced news resulting in people being better informed and are able to make intelligent choices which is viable for a democratic state,” he said.
Speaking at a live performance by Zimbabwean jazz sensation Victor Kunonga in Honour of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl US Ambassador said, “Daniel Pearl World of Music days remind us whether we are in Karachi, Pakistan, or Harare, Zimbabwe ,that all of us ,no matter how different our religions or backgrounds ,can come together and share a common humanity.”
The event is part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Day, an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm people’s commitment to tolerance and humanity.
Since 2002, Daniel Pearl World Music Day has grown to include the participation of more than 6,700 performances in 111 countries .World Music days is an awareness-raising program, not a fundraiser.
There is no financial obligation to participate and all musicians are welcome. Daniel Pearl was an acclaimed investigative journalist covering India and Pakistan for the Wall Street Journal in 2002 when he was killed by violent extremists in Karachi.
A dedicated musician himself, his family created the Daniel Pearl Music Day to overcome violence and to bring people together through music .His story and the story of his wife’s search for the truth were told in the highly acclaimed film “A Mighty Heart” starring Angelina Jolie.