This year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information Day (IDUAI) commemorated annually on 28 September comes at a timely moment for Zimbabwe to enact a democratic access to information law following the gazetting of the country’s Freedom of Information Bill.
MISA Zimbabwe urges the Zimbabwean authorities and the police to swiftly investigate the case involving the reported assault and abduction of Bustop TV comedian Samantha Kureya by unidentified armed men from her home in Harare’s high-density suburb of Mufakose.
The government of Zimbabwe on 9 August 2019 gazetted the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill [H.B. 8 of 2019].
A preliminary summary comparison of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the recently gazetted Freedom of Information Bill (FOI Bill).
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.
Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media, and Broadcasting Services to give oral evidence on the country’s media sector.
MISA Statement on oral evidence given by Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation representatives when they appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media and Broadcasting on 23 May 2019.
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