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.


He was arrested in Harare on 24 August 2016 with 12 other co-accused during demonstrations against government’s proposed introduction of bond notes.


Jemwa who had been in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Prison for almost a week, was arrested on 26 August 2016 together with more than 60 protestors following demonstrations in Harare’s central ...


Ndlovu was arrested for taking pictures of the police as they assaulted Alfred Dzirutwe, spokesperson of the Bulawayo Youths Arise who were protesting against President Robert Mugabe’s ...


Earlier, freelance journalist Lucy Yasin was assaulted by members of the riot police while covering the same march which was reportedly disrupted by the police.


Officer Commanding CID Law and Order, Assistant Commissioner Crispen Makedenge, wanted Chidza to disclose who had given him the communiqué when he covered the war veterans’ meeting in Harare last ...


Chimunhu sustained bruises on his right elbow following the assault by the police. The police reportedly continued assaulting the journalists despite being shown accreditation cards issued by the ...


MISA-Zimbabwe which is monitoring the situation, could not immediately ascertain whether this is due to a technical fault.


They were released after being ordered to delete images of the protests. AMH are the publishers of Newsday, Standard and Zimbabwe Independent.


Apparently, the soldier was among the people that were also queuing outside the banks. It turns out the soldier who approached Jemwa and escorted him from the scene , wanted to know why the ...


The journalists who were detained at Harare Central Police Station were later released without charges on the same day after MISA-Zimbabwe dispatched Media Lawyers Network lawyer Obey Shava to secure ...