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).
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.
The government on 5 July 2019 gazetted the Freedom of Information Bill [H.B. 6 of 2019].
This is the first of three official Bills meant to replace the much-criticised Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the AIPPA).
MISA Zimbabwe in partnership with the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) on 27 and 28 June 2019 held an intense two-day workshop with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media, and Broadcasting Services in Gweru, Zimbabwe.
Nunurai Jena a correspondent with the Voice of America’s Studio 7, was on the morning of 7 June 2019 arrested and detained without charges for three hours by police in Kadoma in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West Province.
This is a statement on MISA Zimbabwe's position on the government of Zimbabwe's media law reforms progress update on 20 May 2019.
MISA Zimbabwe's World Press Freedom Day Statement for 2019 under the theme: Regional and Continental Instruments Key to Democratic Media Reforms
MISA Zimbabwe's recommendations for improving media freedom, freedom of expression, access to information and the safety of journalists in Zimbabwe to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2019.
Five Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are scheduled to go for elections in 2019. The five are Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. The countries will be holding their elections in May and October respectively.