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.


An online editor with The Zimbabwe Mail sustained injuries after being assaulted by police for taking pictures on his mobile phone of clashes between council workers and commuter omnibus


The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) bans recordings and social media postings of proceedings during public hearings in Bulawayo.


Jimu who was covering the demonstrations, was arrested by baton wielding police officers who assaulted her and confiscated her camera and media accreditation card, before releasing her on the same ...


Jimu was assaulted and detained for taking pictures of the police as they pounced on the MDC-T youths who were marching demanding that the Zanu PF government delivers on its promise of 2.2 million ...


Police assaulted opposition protestors and photographer during a demonstration demanding President Robert Mugabe to deliver on his pre-election promise of the creation of two million jobs. 



Details of the exact nature of the questioning were still sketchy. Jimu is said to have sustained a swollen arm following her earlier alleged assault by the police on 18 August 2014 while covering ...



Kudzayi is facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government, undermining authority of the President and contravening the Fire Arms Act.


Kudzayi who is accused of being the facebook character Baba Jukwa, was arrested last month and also charged with undermining the authority of the President.