TIMELY DONATION: Zimbabwean journalists get free PPEs

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Just in time, journalists in Zimbabwe have received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) the donations from well-wishers.

The donations were made by the Fojo Media Institute, International Media Support (IMS) and World Association of News Publishers (WAN-INFRA).

These came at the time the world commemorated the World Press Freedom Day; on 3 May 2020, with calls for journalists to protect themselves against coronavirus.

Speaking during the handover in the capital yesterday, Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe-Chapter director Tabani Moyo said the support has been made possible with the funding from the Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe. He added that this was made possible through the Fojo’s and IMS’s Zimbabwe 21 programme as well as the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through WAN-INFRA’s Women in News programme.

Moyo pointed out that the intervention is a result of the collaboration of the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) partners, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) and the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (ZINEF) who jointly worked with the Advertising Media Association (ADMA) in seeking support to protect journalists.

The purchase includes 8000 face masks,8000 surgical latex gloves,100 reusable protective suits as well as 852 bottles of hand sanitizer worth $25 000.

Meanwhile, since March 1, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said it had recorded the deaths of 55 media workers across 23 countries from the virus, although it stressed that it remained unclear if all of them had become infected on the job.



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