A Voice for the Voiceless
Since it was established in 2005 The Zimbabwean (TZ) has been a torch-bearer in the face of overwhelming state propaganda and a news blackout on state-sponsored terrorism, corruption and human rights abuses.
The Zimbabwean is recognised worldwide as an authoritative and accurate publication of record and a reliable source of information, and for its invaluable contribution to press freedom and democracy, and exposure of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. From February 2005 until October 2015 the hard copy was distributed free of charge to disadvantaged rural communities, comprising mainly women and youths, inside Zimbabwe, while all content was also available on line. In line with modern trends, the newspaper has become an online publication.
According to The Zimbabwe All Media and Products Survey, thezimbabwean.co is the most popular website of all weekly newspapers in Zimbabwe.
We believe in the basic right of all people to receive and impart information, i.e. to communicate.
We believe in the free flow of diverse, accurate and relevant information through mass media.
We believe in mass media that is accessible and answerable to the people it seeks to serve.
We believe the establishment of vibrant, non-governmental mass media is vital to democracy.
We believe those in positions of authority and power should be held accountable to those they are supposed to serve, and that a free media is fundamental to ensuring such accountability.
The Zimbabwean will be an authoritative and accurate publication of record and a reliable source of information to all those individuals, agencies and governments with an interest in Zimbabwe.
A news blackout is dangerous for any society. We will ensure that our coverage is accurate, fair and balanced. We will be accountable to our readers.
We will endeavour to give all viewpoints, and everyone will have the right of reply. In short, we will do everything the government newspapers in Zimbabwe are not allowed to do!