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The Zimbabwe chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa   defends and promotes media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information in Zimbabwe.

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Journalist arrested while covering demonstration

Journalist arrested while covering demonstration

Freelance journalist Mary Mundeya was on 12 January 2022 arrested while covering a demonstration by teachers at the National Social Security Authority offices in Harare. Mundeya was detained at Harare Central Police Station for about two hours before she was released...

25 years on: Reflections on media law reforms

25 years on: Reflections on media law reforms

We are pleased to announce that in commemoration of our 25 years of existence as an institution, MISA Zimbabwe has made available a special publication titled; MISA Zimbabwe @25: Reflections on media law reforms. Below is a statement from our Board of Trustees...

Analysis of the Data Protection Act

Analysis of the Data Protection Act

On 3 December 2021, Zimbabwe enacted the Data Protection Act which also has aspects relating to cybersecurity and cybercrimes. The object of this Act is “to increase data protection in order to build confidence and trust in the secure use of information and...

Cell phone levy detrimental to universal access to information

Cell phone levy detrimental to universal access to information

MISA Zimbabwe supports the push by parliamentarians to scrap the US$50,00 levy on new cell phone handsets as this will impact negatively on internet access and citizens’ rights to information. Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube,...

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