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Prosecutor-General challenges Chin’ono’s acquittal

Prosecutor-General challenges Chin’ono’s acquittal

Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi has reportedly filed an application for rescission of the acquittal of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono by the High Court on charges of publishing falsehoods. This comes after High Court judge Justice Charehwa had ruled that the charge...

Zimbabwe falls on world media freedom index

Zimbabwe falls on world media freedom index

Zimbabwe has been ranked at 130 out of 180 countries in 2021 compared to its ranking at 126 in 2020, new rankings by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) show. In the report, RSF said the rankings showed that the page had not been turned from the late former President...

Malawi man arrested over Facebook post

Malawi man arrested over Facebook post

A Malawi man has been arrested over a Facebook post in which he allegedly advised his compatriots to continuously check their bank accounts as money was being stolen in financial institutions. Ignatius Kamwanje was arrested over a Facebook post that money had gone...

Regional leaders need to reaffirm commitment to Windhoek Declaration

Regional leaders need to reaffirm commitment to Windhoek Declaration

Thirty years after the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration, media stakeholders are once again meeting in Namibia, where they seek to update the seminal document that laid the foundation of World Press Freedom Day. This year’s celebrations are being held under the...

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