Media violations and victories

Media freedom monitoring is one of the core activities of MISA Zimbabwe since its establishment in 1995.

This assists the organisation to compile accurate and detailed information and records on abuses or progress being made towards a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media as envisaged by the Windhoek Declaration.


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 ...


Prominent Zimbabwean musician Sulumani Chimbetu on 5 April 2019 reportedly assaulted freelance journalist Tendai Guvamombe after the musician did not take kindly to a question that had been put to ...


The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers this afternoon intentionally shot three teargas canisters into occupied offices belonging to 263Chat, a local media organisation based in ...


On 1 March 2019, photojournalist with the Midlands Observer, Mduduzi Masiya was physically assaulted by the ruling party ZANU PF youth after covering the monthly clean-up exercise in Kwekwe. Masiya ...


MDC Alliance security details are reported to have harassed Tafara Chikumira, a journalist with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC) during a rally held in Gweru’s Mkoba stadium on Sunday 24 ...


Remigio Matangira, MP for Bindura South, on 11 February 2019 threatened and intimidated journalists covering a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee meeting in Harare. Matangira made the threats as he ...


Sengerayi Manyanga, ZANU-PF Councillor for Masvingo urban’s Ward 10 on the morning of 1 February 2019 verbally assaulted and threatened TellZim staff. According to TellZim’s Sub-Editor ...


Five journalists were caught up in demonstrations that rocked Harare and Bulawayo on Monday 14 January 2019. In Bulawayo, three journalists working with the Centre for Innovation and Technology ...


Police this afternoon assaulted journalist Costa Nkomo while they were rounding up vendors in the Harare City Centre. Nkomo is a journalist with online publication 263Chat. At the time of the ...


Today, 11 December, the Zimbabwe Republic Police officers assaulted and briefly detained Hubert Sithole and Panashe Makuta. Sithole and Makuta are reporter and photojournalists with online ...