AMH re-introduces e-paper subscriptions. Notes on WhatsApp distribution, piracy and payment systems problems

After launching and then gradually discontinuing e-paper sales and subscriptions about a year ago, Alpha Media Holdings has re-introduced the format and business model. This re-introduction has been spurred more by the government ordered 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, which has meant no sales (or a very steep decline) of the physical paper on the streets. Here’s […]

6 Reliable sources for Coronavirus COVID-19 information in Zimbabwe

Here’s a list of reliable websites with information on the COVID-19 disease outbreak in Zimbabwe: Ministry of Health and Child Care WhatsApp number: +263 71 473 4593 Official WHO Coronavirus Diseases Website The WHO has this central place where visitors can find up to date information on the virus including Situation Reports, Travel Advice and […]

ZimLive.com introduces donation option

ZimLive.com, one of the country’s most prominent news sites for original and breaking news, has introduced a donation option as a revenue stream. Until now, the website was advertising-driven (Google Adsense). Starting in the past few days, every article on the site ends with a plea for donations that reads: ZimLive first went online in […]

Zimbabwe Original News Websites Traffic – January 2020

The month of January had a few significant changes most notably that by New Zimbabwe, which climbed up to the second place. The site’s traffic increased significantly from 930k visits in December to 1.2 million in January. This effectively pushed NewsDay to third place with 1.18 million (still higher than its December traffic of 1.1 […]

A year in, The Daily News drops subscription paywall

The Daily News publication, one of the 3 prominent traditional news media firms in Zimbabwe, has removed its paywall, just a year after putting it up. The publication, which has a print counterpart, required that users pay a subscription in USD (via Mastercard and Visa) before they could read any content. There was no option […]