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.
More than 30 Harare-based journalists on 8 April 2019 petitioned the Zimbabwe Republic Police following the firing of teargas canisters by the police into the offices of online publication 263Chat in Harare on 4 April 2019.
This joint statement is by MISA Zimbabwe and MAZ outlining the progress made thus far around the media law reforms processes and engagements that have been undertaken with the Zimbabwe government so far.
This statement explains the effect this Directive will have on the sharing of media and information on the Internet, and how this is likely to affect Zimbabwean entities and content creators.
MISA Zimbabwe calls upon the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) to address these cases pertaining to the upsurge of media censorship in southern Africa.
The detention and charge of criminal nuisance against Bustop TV comedians Gonyeti and Magi (real names Samatha Kureya and Sharon Chideu) over a three-year-old skit made headlines this week.
MISA Zimbabwe is concerned with the increase in cases involving attempts by government officials within the southern African region to curb legitimate media investigations.
On 12 February 2019, the Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa announced that Cabinet had approved the repeal of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).
MISA Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Radio Day. This day is celebrated annually on the 13th of February and this year’s commemorations are being held under the theme: Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace.
MISA Zimbabwe joins the international community in calling for the immediate release of Mozambican journalist Amade Abubacar who has been in detention since 5 January 2019.