This year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information marked annually on 28 September comes at a time when Zimbabwe’s public institutions are still far from fulfilling their roles as holders of information that should be released upon request and in the public interest.
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.
This short brief highlights media related flashpoints that occurred during the 2018 electoral period. It provides a summary of events that directly and indirectly violated media freedoms in the country.
MISA Zimbabwe's recommendations for improving media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information in Zimbabwe to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2018.
MISA Zimbabwe this afternoon handed in submissions on the 4th draft of the Postal and Telecommunications Bill.
MISA Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Radio Day with a reminder to the government of Zimbabwe on the need for genuine transformation of the entire broadcasting sector to allow for diversity in radio broadcasting in the country.
A new Board of Censors has been put in place to regulate and control the media and film industry in the digital era.
There are dislocations between the progressive Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013) and the laws that were crafted under the Lancaster House Constitution, which the government of Zimbabwe is reluctant to repeal and replace with democratic legislation....
We the undersigned, are concerned citizens who are urging our leaders and the relevant authorities to act now to transform the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) into a truly independent and representative public service broadcaster as prescribed by the African Charter on Broadcasting.
The Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe Chapter (MISA-Zim) has told Journalists to take heed of police directives during protests to prevent being assaulted as witnessed in the past. Journalists have been victims of police...