MISA Zimbabwe writes to you to express its concern over the rise in the local use of surveillance technology and equipment in the absence of adequate and clear data privacy legislation.
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe has been appointed to the Multi- stakeholder Coordinating Team of the Southern African Development Community Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF).
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s live television broadcast went offline on two separate occasions while MDC Alliance leaders gave their respective testimonies to the Commission of Inquiry into the 1 August 2018 killings.
The government says it will prioritise the alignment of all media laws with the constitution during the coming year, Nick Mangwana, the secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting has said.
National daily newspaper, The Herald, recently published an article in which the immediate former permanent secretary of Information George Charamba explained circumstances under which broadcasting licences were issued in the absence of a Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board.
A Harare magistrate recently convicted a man of criminal insult. The charge of criminal insult against Shadaya arose after he retweeted a Tweet sent from an account purportedly belonging to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Priscilla Chigumba.
Electronic communications and transactions have been a convenient source of revenue for African governments looking to expand their tax base.
Internet-based communications have made it easier and more affordable to communicate. Unfortunately, this ease of sharing communication has also made it easier to disseminate misinformation. At times, inaccurate information is shared deliberately as part of...
MISA Zimbabwe cautiously welcomes President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mention of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) as among other laws that will be amended during the session of the Ninth Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Recent media reports indicate that the Zimbabwean government is stepping up efforts to utilise surveillance technology in the country.