Zimbabwe Metro

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Zimbabwe Metro
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Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Blogging
Available inEnglish
FoundedOctober 2007
Headquarters
OwnerPrivate
Founder(s)Asher Mutsengi
Employees12
URLzimbabwemetro.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 7,198,487 (December 2013)[1]
RegistrationOptional
Launched2007
Current statusDefunct

Zimbabwe Metro (zimbabwemetro.com) was 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]

The paper seems to have become defunct online between July 2012 and January 2014.[4][5][a]

History

Zimbabwe Metro was launched on October 10, 2007 as a news and commentary outlet.[citation needed] It was based in neighbouring Botswana.[6]

The paper seems to have become defunct online between July 2012 and January 2014.[4][5][b]

Contributors

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

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Controversy

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.[citation needed]

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Notes

  1. ^ There appear to be claims the name "zimmetro" is also associated with "Zimbabwe Metro". As of November 2019 there is a live website associated with "zimmetro" which has been in operation since 2016 but it appears not verified there is any connection and there may be no connection
  2. ^ The archive of the home page on 24 July 2012 seems to show stories stale by about 7 days; the next archive on 5 January 2014 showed the site as not available

References

  1. ^ "Zimbabwemetro.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  2. ^ -zimbabwemetro.com
  3. ^ zimbabwemetro.com - Site Information from Alexa[dead link]
  4. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20120724141244/http://www.zimbabwemetro.com/
  5. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20140105181459/http://zimbabwemetro.com/
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe blogs dismiss recount". BBC news Africa. 22 July 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2019.