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.


Editor of The Sun weekly newspaper threatened with death for allegedly portraying a negative account of a council meeting, which resulted in the suspension of the secretary general and committee ...



Dutch-headquartered communications firm VimpelCom owns 60 percent of Telecel with the remaining 40 percent being controlled by Empowerment Corporation (EC), a local consortium. In January this year, ...


The two applicants (Steward Bank and Econet Wireless) alleged that the publication of two stories titled: Steward Bank seeks land to settle 2.1 million Chiyangwa loan and Debt distressed Zimbabwe ...


The provisional order was granted pursuant to an ex parte application made by the applicants pursuant to the publication of two stories titled: Steward Bank seeks land to settle 2.1 million ...


The Source news agency, challenged a High Court order granted to mobile phone operator Econet Wireless and Steward Bank to have the online publication withdraw some of the stories it published on its ...


Makondese questioned Antonio whether he was a member of the Central Intelligence Organisation or a police officer. He then threatened to kill him adding that the journalist would rot in jail for ...


A constitutional court appeal has been filed by MISA-Zimbabwe seeking the nullification of the criminal defamation law. The argument is that Section 96 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) ...


A Security official removed freelance journalist Godwin Mangudya from the press gallery during a parliamentary session, when he queried as to why journalists were expected to switch off their ...


Journalists covering a parliament session were forced by authorities to switch off their mobile phones during the session. One of the journalists who had queried the reason as to why they were ...