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MISA Zimbabwe Submissions on the Freedom of Information Bill

MISA Zimbabwe, with the support of undersigned freedom of expression organisations from around the globe, in the spirit of constructive engagement and consultations pertaining to the law reform process, respectfully submits concerns with the gazetted Freedom of Information Bill

Freedom of Information Bill Commentary available now!

We have just published a detailed Commentary on the Freedom of Information Bill, complete with recommendations on further improvements that can still be made on the Bill before it is passed into law.

Shocking Freedom of Information Bill gazetted

The government on 5 July 2019 gazetted the Freedom of Information Bill [H.B. 6 of 2019].
This is the first of three official Bills meant to replace the much-criticised Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the AIPPA).

Statement on the announced repeal of AIPPA

On 12 February 2019, the Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa announced that Cabinet had approved the repeal of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).