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.


Officials raided offices of community radio initiative Radio Kwelaz, accusing its staff of illegally broadcasting in contravention of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) and Access to Information and ...


Gama and senior writer Fungi Kwaramba were charged with criminal defamation as enshrined under section 96 of the Criminal law (Codification and Reform) Act. This followed a report filed by ...


The allegations against the accused emanate from articles that were published in January 2014 by the Daily News which allegedly lowered the reputation of businessperson Kamal Khalfan. Khalfan then ...



The journalists were on duty as the police enforced a decision by the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) to put a ban on the apostolic sect for allegedly violating the country’s laws ...


Bishop Godfrey Tawonezvi of St Michaels parish in Masvingo, has been accused of dictatorship and corrupt leadership. Priests of the church have allegedly been involved in adultery and misuse of ...


Police delayed An Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) meeting, stating that clearance was needed beforehand. It was later discovered that clearance was not required and the meeting ...


The police also took their personal details including residential addresses and telephone numbers. The crew's camera was seized and images of the eviction deleted. The news crew was then ...


Meanwhile, Skyz Metro FM registered as Fair Talk Communications is a brainchild of Qhubani Moyo and renowned playwright, Cont Mhlanga. The station was represented by Qhubani Moyo who said that the ...


Masola who is the managing director of Solahart, a company allegedly contracted to install the pre-paid metres by ZESA, drew out his gun and placed it noisily on his desk in Mhlanga’s full view ...