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.


According to The Sunday Mail edition of 10 April 2016, the measures are meant to protect citizens’ rights following a surge in social media abuse through propagating falsehoods, defamation, ...


Meanwhile, police are also reportedly keen to question Malvern Mkudu, the Media Centre’s research and editorial consultant. The questionings are in connection with a story titled: Pressure on ...


A Newsday reporter was threatened with death by a College Principal  after questioning him regarding allegations of a leaked ZIMSEC Geography paper amongst students, prior to writing the exam. ...


According to media reports, Silva manhandled camerperson Bangamu and sprained her wrist demanding she deletes footage she had captured in her camera. Silva later phoned the ZBC crew apologizing ...


Zimbabwe People’s Front political party president Owen Kuchata (34), Borman Ngwenya (30), Solomon Makumbe (29) and Silas Pfupa (37), are facing treason charges. The group of four allegedly ...


The CRIs which fall under the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS), exist as registered trusts with the Deeds Office and not as radio stations while awaiting the long overdue ...


Chitongo was jointly charged with Tafadzwa Mhlanga, Givemore Kadzwida, and Courage Bandera. The four stood accused of collaborating to publish a newspaper that was not registered with the Zimbabwe ...


The case in point arose from a story published by NewsDay titled: CIO “secretly” get bonuses. On 6 January 2016, NewsDay reported that the government had last year ‘quietly’ paid CIO ...


Addressing BAZ senior management during a tour of the regulatory authority on 12 January 2016, Mushowe said Zimbabwe’s airwaves should not be invaded by foreign based stations when the country ...


George Charamba, spokesperson to President Robert Mugabe, threatens private media after a reporter asked him to comment on the contract status of Zimbabwean Defence Forces commander, General ...