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Unpacking the Freedom of Information Regulations

MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the enactment of the Regulations which provide clarity on the duties of entities and their information officers for purposes of efficiently providing information access.

EFF, eNCA tensions escalate yet again

Tensions between South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and media house, eNCA, escalated at the weekend, with the leader of the opposition party, Julius Malema, saying they would no longer be granting interviews to the broadcaster.

Broadcasting authority speaks on newly licensed television stations

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) will not publicise how the regulatory authority scored applicants that were awarded free to air commercial television broadcasting licences, BAZ acting chief executive officer (CEO) Matthias Chakanyuka has said.

Why govt was sued over access to Covid-19 information

Our programme officer Nompilo Simanje talks about how access to information in the public interest is very important, particularly during a pandemic or natural disasters, as this assists citizens and the nation at large, to make informed decisions about their right to life and the right to health.

Include journalists in the COVID-19 priority vaccination rollout

Journalists, together with other essential priority groups, are frontline workers that need to be prioritised as well given the critical role they play in keeping the nation informed on developments and measures the government is taking to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.