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 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 ...


Detectives visited Newsday offices in search of its deputy editor Nqaba Matshazi on January 6th 2016.


The ZMC accreditation card is issued to facilitate the entry and coverage by journalists of public institutions and events including the Parliament of Zimbabwe. By subjecting journalists duly ...


Anti-riot police assault journalist Lovemore Meya during a hunt for rowdy residents who were allegedly fuelling violence.


This was after Chipatiso had asked the magistrate if taking notes during a court session was allowed. The magistrate told her that journalists were allowed to take notes during court ...


Manyere becomes the eighth journalist to be arrested within a period of less than a month. This follows the arrest of three journalists Sydney Saize, Bernard Chiketo and Kenneth Nyangani on 23 ...


In its edition of 1 November 2015, the weekly reported that the alleged syndicate comprised police officers, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers and Asians.


This comes a day after the arrests of the editor of; the The Sunday Mail Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba and reporter Tinashe Farawo, following publication of a story on November ...


Poachers have used cyanide to kill 60 elephants in the Hwange national park in the west and the northern part of the country. Elephant conservation groups said in 2013 that as many as 300 elephants ...


The private media recently have been publishing articles discrediting the First family. An article in the Daily News yesterday included a story with a headline reading, “Resign now, Mugabe ...