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.


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 ...


His arrest comes barely a day after he was arrested by the police in Harare on 26 June 2016 together with freelance journalists Garikai Chaunza, Christopher Mahowe, Khumbulani Zamuchiya and Edward ...


The youths also attacked Zengeza West MP Simon Chidhakwa and several other residents including Masaka, who were on their way to attend a police sanctioned constituency meeting. Officer commanding ...


Mukanhaire who was initially charged with contravention of section 83 (1) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) which criminalised practicing journalism without ...