MISA Zimbabwe notes with concern that highly questionable fees, which do not promote the exercise of rights, have been effected recently by different agencies.
Access to information
The official endorsement of 28 September as the Right to Know Day is an opportunity the government should seize to domesticate international instruments.
This year’s Right to Know Day comes at a timely moment for Zimbabwe following the gazetting of the country’s 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
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.
A preliminary summary comparison of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the recently gazetted Freedom of Information Bill (FOI Bill).
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).
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).
MISA Zimbabwe’s letter of concern over the barring of private media from the Commission’s public hearings.
On 28 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) launched its annual Transparency Assessment in seven southern African countries including Zimbabwe.