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.


The incident comes just weeks after the journalists were forced to delete pictures of President Mugabe’s fall at the Harare International Airport after he returned from the African Union Summit in ...


Four journalists assaulted by Right Reverend Isaac Tititi Moyo, after questioning him about allegations of attacks on his neighbours livestock for straying onto his farm.


Upon President Robert Mugabe's arrival from the African Union Summit in Ethiopia, he encountered a fall at the Harare International Airport. Journalists who had captured photographs of the ...


The daily News has in the past been accused by First Lady Grace Mugabe of depicting her negatively and had threatened the newspaper would face consequences.


There has been an increase in police crackdown on journalists in the months prior to this incident. An Alpha Media Holdings online reporter, Tapiwa Zivira was assaulted and detained for four hours ...


Maphosa was arrested on 22 October 2014 by Masvingo police at Roy Business Centre where he was taking pictures of houses that had been burnt by the police. Maphosa’s camera and accreditation ...


Maphosa an accredited journalist who also works with Wezhira Community Radio Initiative in Masvingo, was arrested around 3pm for “criminal nuisance” and taken to Masvingo Central police station ...


In August, Zimbabwe Mail photographer Angela Jimu was assaulted by the police in almost similar fashion. Priviige Musvanhiri of the Zimbabwe Mail met with a similar fate in September when he was ...


Journalist Wilson Maphosa was arrested on allegations of criminal nuisance whilst taking pictures of police burning down homes belonging to illegal settlers. The arrest comes after a recent crackdown ...


Musvanhiri was assaulted and arrested by members of the municipal police as he took pictures of clashes between council workers and commuter omnibus operators.