Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) anti-riot officers assaulted Talkmore Fani Mapfumo a local journalist with online publication Zim Morning Post today, 16 of August 2019, in Harare for filming the police officers when they were dispersing protestors in the Central Business District (CBD).
This manual, a collaboration between Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Ford Foundation, explains the legal considerations relevant for challenging internet shutdowns in courts in Southern Africa.
The government of Zimbabwe on 9 August 2019 gazetted the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill [H.B. 8 of 2019].
MISA Zimbabwe, with the support of undersigned freedom of expression organisations from around the globe, in the spirit of constructive engagement and consultations pertaining to the law reform process, respectfully submits concerns with the gazetted Freedom of Information Bill
The High Court’s recent ruling and findings on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Zimpapers’ biased coverage vindicates and buttresses the incessant calls for the long-overdue transformation of the state-controlled media houses.
Zimbabwe has taken too long to arrive at the point of reviewing undemocratic laws for the people to settle for less.
We have just published a detailed Commentary on the Freedom of Information Bill, complete with recommendations on further improvements that can still be made on the Bill before it is passed into law.
MISA Zimbabwe organised a meeting for editors and senior journalists based in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo to sensitise them on the proposed new media laws.
The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CARL) in partnership with MISA Zimbabwe and the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) recently conducted a series of training workshops on reporting on constitutional issues for journalists.
A preliminary summary comparison of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the recently gazetted Freedom of Information Bill (FOI Bill).