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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.
MISA Zimbabwe Factsheet on the Broadcasting Fund as cited in the Broadcasting Service Act (2002)
MISA-Zimbabwe Factsheet on the limitations of ownership in the country's Broadcasting Services Act
MISA-Zimbabwe factsheet on the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on licensing conditions for mass media services as provided for in the Broadcasting Services Act
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on provisions dealing with amendments, cancellation and suspension of licences in the Broadcasting Services Act
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on the technical monopoly provisions in the Broadcasting Services Act
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on provisions on crimes against the state in the Criminal (Codification & Reform) Act
MISA Zimbabwe factsheet on the Criminal Codification and Reform Act provisions on Crimes against public order.
MISA Zimbabwe Fact Sheet on the Purpose of the Criminal Codification and Reform Act