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.
Vendors selling the NewsDay and Zimbabwe Independent published by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) were on 11 October 2018 attacked by some youths who went on to burn the newspapers in Harare’s central business district.
An official at the Qatar Embassy in Mbabane temporarily detained two senior Swazi Times journalists on Friday 4 October 2018 in what can only be described as a blatant violation of media freedom rights.
Electronic communications and transactions have been a convenient source of revenue for African governments looking to expand their tax base.
Protesting teachers on Friday 28 September assaulted journalist Mduduzi Mngomezulu as he covered protests in Mbabane, eSwatini.
On 28 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) launched its annual Transparency Assessment in seven southern African countries including Zimbabwe.
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.
Publishers, editors and journalists on 24 September 2018 engaged senior Zanu PF officials in the Midlands town of Kwekwe following cases of intimidation and threats issued against local journalists by some members of the governing party.
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...
Police on 21 September 2018 briefly detained reporter Pauline Chateuka who works for Community Radio Harare (CORAH) for filming police officers as they arrested vendors around the Copacabana bus terminus in Harare.