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Journalist objects to confirmation of admission of guilt fine

Mutare-based journalist Sydney Saize is objecting to confirmation of the admission of guilt fine he paid following his arrest in the eastern border town on 1 May 2021 for criminal nuisance. Saize, who is duly accredited with the Zimbabwe Media Commission as a...

Malawi man arrested over Facebook post

A Malawi man has been arrested over a Facebook post in which he allegedly advised his compatriots to continuously check their bank accounts as money was being stolen in financial institutions.

Zambian academic faces arrest over opinion article

A Zambian official has instructed the police to arrest Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa and charge him with sedition after he allegedly published an opinion article in a local paper warning that the democratic space in Zambia was shrinking.

Journalists barred from covering vaccination programme

Masvingo freelance journalists Godfrey Mtimba and Tonderai Saharo were on 24 February 2021 reportedly barred by the police from covering the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme at Mushagashe Training Centre.

Journalist Chin’ono granted bail

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 27 January 2021 granted bail by High Court judge Justice Foroma following his arrest and detention at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison on charges of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State.

Malawi police assault investigative journalist

A group of 10 Malawi police officers on 22 January 2021 allegedly assaulted an investigative journalist, Henry Mhango, while he was reporting on compliance with COVID-19 regulations.