According to Godfrey Majonga, those granted licenses are Cable News Agency, Berimark Enterprises, Feyjay Investments, and African Open Media Initiative.
The ZMC board met and approved the licences on July, 1, 2010. Majonga said Cable News Agency would operate a news agency, Berimark Enterprises a monthly entertainment and celebrity magazine called Zimceleb, Feyjay Investments a weekly sport magazine called Sport/24 and African Open Media Initiative another news agency.
Cable News Agency, which will be based in the Midlands capital Gweru,
In May the ZMC granted licenses to Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe to publish a Daily News and a weekly newspaper Daily News on Sunday,
Alpha Media Holding to publish a daily paper called Newsday’while Modus Publications, publishers of the Financial Gazette, were granted
permission to re-launch the Daily Gazette, a daily newspaper.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), who publish’s of a monthly paper called the Worker, were allowed to publish weekly while Fruitlink Ventures, publishers of Business Weekly were granted permission to add another title The Mail.
The opening up of the media space in the print media has created excitement in the media fraternity, especially journalists, that have been paid slave wages.
Meanwhile, The Daily News is expected to hit the streets in September. On Thursday its published flighted advertisements in the media announcing its imminent arrival.