The Zimbabwean government seeks to utilise facial recognition technology to improve its law enforcement capabilities and strengthen security in the country. To achieve this, they have partnered with a Chinese company, Cloudwalk Technology Co. on a mass facial recognition project.
This edition of MISA Zimbabwe’s 2017 Digital Rights Report takes a look at the events which had an impact on digital rights within Zimbabwean cyberspace.
On Thursday 3 May, Econet Zimbabwe issued notices in local print media announcing that it had acquired three Media Service Licences.
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes reports that the government has approved the merging of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).
The purpose of this brief is to advocate for an approach to cyber crime and cyber security in Zimbabwe that protects individuals, devices and networks, and, guards against arbitrary infringement of human rights in the name of national security.
A summary of parliament's discussions about journalists' safety and Khulumani FM.
The proposed merging of the three cyber bills into one bill as recently announced by the responsible minister could result in the muddying and undermining of other fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution.
MISA Zimbabwe is greatly concerned that the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe is seeking to licence online video content providers who don't require broadcasting frequencies.
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the government’s decision to suspend the exorbitant increase in mobile network voice and data charges through the setting of floor tariffs following a public outcry.
POTRAZ's decision to set a steep minimum tariff for mobile voice and data services is a major setback to accessible and affordable telecommunications services in Zimbabwe.