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Bornwell Chakaodza opined for Financial Gazette that journalism ethics in Zimbabwe are “under pressure.”  Commenting that journalists are better at criticizing others than being criticized, Chakaodza wrote that “cut-throat competition has put journalism ethics under immense pressure.”

For example, new independent newspapers, a lack of diversity, and weakened journalism ethics are issues Zimbabwe’s “landscape of communication” sees, according to Chakaodza.

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Chakaodza added that journalists are getting too involved in stories (“finding ourselves driving it instead of merely reporting on it”) and over-using anonymous sources.

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