|Xinhua visits Zimpapers|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2012 00:00|
for the benefit of the country.
He, who is also a member of the Communist Party of China, was speaking during a meeting with Zimpapers chief executive officer Mr Justin Mutasa, the group’s chief operating officer and editor-in-chief
Mr Pikirayi Deketeke, and Zimpapers editors at Herald House yesterday.
“We should always be in touch with trends in technology for us to stay competitive.”
“I have been impressed by your history, especially what you have achieved since independence. Your innovative spirit shows that you are determined to reach high levels and it is our hope that with close cooperation, the goals will be achieved,” he said.
“Western news agencies have been distorting the Zimbabwean situation. Our principle in international reporting is to promote justified and balanced reporting. We have interests of developing countries like Zimbabwe at heart and that is why we always focus on positive economic and political developments, than the negative.”
He said Xinhua would be happy to forge partnerships with other media institutions.
“The concept of sharing knowledge is vital for both of us, but it would be more effective if it is broadened to concrete co-operation.”
“We have moved with time and we are now serving the black majority in Zimbabwe. In our minds is a lot of expansion programmes as we aim to be an integrated media house.”
Mr Mutasa said relations between the two media houses should be strengthened.
The delegation also toured the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation offices at Pockets Hill.