Journalists undergo training on constitutional reporting

Journalists undergo training on constitutional reporting

The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CARL) in partnership with MISA Zimbabwe and the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) recently conducted a series of training workshops on reporting on constitutional issues for journalists in Zimbabwe’s towns of Gweru and Bulawayo.

The respective two-day workshops funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund were held in the Midlands capital of Gweru and the second city of Bulawayo between 8 – 12 July 2019.

Journalists who attended the Bulawayo and Gweru reporting on constitutional issues training workshops

The workshops focused on positioning and utilising the media as a vehicle through which citizens can be empowered to hold those in power accountable for their constitutional obligations.

Participants were trained on the rule of law, separation of powers, constitutional principles and the role of independent commissions.

The workshops were attended by journalists from national and provincial media houses including online publications and freelance journalists based in Kwekwe, Gweru, Zvishavane, Gwanda and Bulawayo. Earlier, similar workshops were conducted between 25 – 29 June 2019 in Harare and the eastern border town of Mutare.

About MISA Zimbabwe

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.