Zimbabwe Metro

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Zimbabwe Metro
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Type Private
Founded October 2007
Headquarters Gaborone, Botswana
Founder(s) Asher Mutsengi
Owner Private
Employees 12
Slogan(s) “If We Didn’t Tell You, Who Would? Wait, Don’t Answer That…”
Website zimbabwemetro.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 7,198,487 (December 2013)[1]
Type of site Blogging
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched 2007
Current status Active

Zimbabwe Metro (zimbabwemetro.com) is an internet newspaper published in Zimbabwe.[2] It has a strong focus on events in Zimbabwe's major cities. The newspaper was first published independently in 2007.

The paper's website is an aggregated weblog, featuring hyperlinks to various news sources and columnists. The site covers a wide range of topics, including sections devoted to politics, entertainment, media, living, and business. Its roster of bloggers includes many people from Zimbabwe's politicians to its extensive network of prominent writers. It is ranked the most visited news weblog on Zimbabwe News by Alexa Internet.[3]

History[edit]

Zimbabwe Metro was launched on October 10, 2007 as a news and commentary outlet.

Contributors[edit]

In addition to regular (often daily) news by its reporters and a core group of contributors the Zimbabwe Metro has featured notable celebrity contributors from politics, journalism, business, and entertainment. The Zimbabwe Metro offers both news commentary and coverage. It has a standing policy of encouraging comments from all parts of the political spectrum. The comment section is home to discussions on politics, religion, and world affairs.

A comprehensive list of contributors to the Zimbabwe Metro blog can be found at Contributors.

Circulation[edit]

Zimbabwe Metro 's print edition 's circulation has been put on hold due to the economic conditions in Zimbabwe. However its website is popular, updated frequently and accessible for free since November 2007.

The format of the newspaper was tabloid and is designed to be read in 20 minutes. The features section contains a mix of articles on travel, homes, style, health and so on, as well as extensive arts coverage and entertainment listings.

Controversy[edit]

The Zimbabwe Metro's Metro girl section featuring scant dressed women was once suspended as it was a consistent subject of controversy and criticism throughout the Zimbabwean community.

Other information[edit]

  • Zimbabwe Metro is known in its shortened form as the zimmetro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zimbabwemetro.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  2. ^ -zimbabwemetro.com
  3. ^ zimbabwemetro.com - Site Information from Alexa

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