Resource centre: Media laws, cases and analyses
The legal environment and free expression
Laws can help citizens exercise their right to free expression – for example, access to information laws or national constitutions guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information.
Laws can also be used to restrict free expression and media freedom. For example, governments and private citizens may use defamation and libel laws to prosecute media workers and citizens for speaking against injustices. And, governments and public institutions may use privacy and security laws to restrict access to public information.
Database of legislation and case law affecting free expression in Africa
Legislation refers to laws (called Acts or Statutes) enacted by parliament, while case law is law based on the reported decisions of judges in cases that come before them. In their decisions, judges give the relevant facts of the case and the legal reasoning they applied to reach their decision.
A presentation on Ideals for the Zimbabwe media environment by Jacqueline Chikakano at the Media Reforms roundtable meeting
Submissions by MISA Zimbabwe on the fourth (4th) version of the Draft Posts and Telecommunications Bill
Kenneth Nyangani's warned and cautioned statement from the Dangamvura CID signed on 3 October, 2017. Story ...
Postal and Telecommunications Bill (4th draft) of September 2017
The judgement of the case between the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe, the publisher of two newspapers, The Daily News and The Daily News on Sunday over non-registration with the Media and ...
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on the history and purpose of the Broadcasting Services Act
MISA Zimbabwe's framework for the ideals in a policy for the licensing and regulating the community radio sector
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on the provisions in the Broadcasting Services Act (2002) on the limitations on programming content
MISA Zimbabwe Factsheet on the Powers granted to the Minister of Information and Publicity in the Broadcasting Services Act (2002)