Resource centre: State of the Media

MISA Zimbabwe’s State of the Media reports are annual publications that detail the state of media, freedom , freedom of expression and access to information in Zimbabwe.

The reports detail the socio-economic and political environment and policy pronouncements that give effect or lack thereof on the enjoyment of the afore-mentioned rights as provided for in the constitution.

In its analysis of the state of the media, MISA Zimbabwe also pays attention to regional and international instruments that Zimbabwe is a state party, to determine progress towards adherence and what steps need to be taken towards that eventuality.

 

 


MISA Zimbabwe annual report on the media environment and incidents that took place in 2017. In his inauguration speech on 24 November 2017 following the ouster of former Zimbabwean leader Robert ...


In our 2015 State of the Media report, we made reference to President Robert Mugabe’s closing remarks at the end of Zanu PF’s December 2015 conference as poignant to government’s commitment or ...


Two years after the adoption of the 2013 Constitution which ushered a universally acceptable Bill of Rights, there have not been any meaningful shifts in the country’s legislation or policies to ...


Zimbabwe stands at the crossroads of progression or regression to the pre-2008 hyper-inflationary period given that the year 2014 can safely be dismissed as a write-off despite the government’s ...


The advent of Zimbabwe’s new constitution back-to-back with the outcome of the 31 July 2013 elections will have a bearing on the country’s socio-economic and political future and democratic ...


Prior to the signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) in the aftermath of the country’s disputed June 2008 presidential election runoff, Zimbabwe’s political and economic environment had ...


The signing of the Global Political Agreement GPA) by Zimbabwe’s three main political parties namely Zanu PF and the two MDC formations on 15 September 2008 paved way for the passing of ...


The institution and formalisation of the inclusive government in February 2009 comprising the three leading political parties Zanu PF and the two MDC formations was hailed as a panacea that would ...


The signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) between Zimbabwe’s major political players on 15 September 2008 culminating in the formation of the inclusive government undoubtedly raised hopes ...


In its State of the Media Report for 2007, MISA Zimbabwe noted that the media environment in Zimbabwe remained tenuous and inimical to media freedom as well as freedom of expression. In the same ...