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 police raided the offices on 17 June 2014 on allegations that the community radio initiative was broadcasting without a licence before confiscating a laptop, newsletters and CDs.


Edmund Kudzayi, editor for The Sunday Mail was arrested at his lawyer's office on June 19th 2014. The arrest was a result of publications produced by Kudzayi.


Musesengwe said the incident is build up from last year’s events during the election period when the police arrested Emy Maseko under the Access to Information Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and ...


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 ...


Daily News Journalists faced with charges for criminally defaming Omani businessman Kamal Khalfan.


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 ...