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Journalists arrested and detained in Rusape

Journalists Garikai Chaunza and Frank Chikowore were arrested on 22 June 2017 by police while covering the invasion of Lesbury Farm about 26 km west of Rusape in Manicaland Province.

Police question NewsDay journalists

NewsDay editor Wisdom Mdzungairi and reporter Everson Mushava were questioned by Harare police after they covered a press conference held by former Zanu PF Mashonaland Central youth leader, Godfrey Tsenengamu.

Newsday journalists charged over Mugabe health story

The editor of Newsday Wisdom Mdzungairi and reporter Richard Chidza were on 3 March  2017 reportedly charged with insulting or undermining the president following the publication of a story pertaining to President Robert Mugabe’s health.

Newsday journalists to appear in court tomorrow

The editor of Newsday Wisdom Mudzungairi and senior reporter Richard Chidza are expected to appear in court on 4 March 2017 on charges of insulting or undermining the president in terms of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act following publication of a story...

Journalist Mandimika granted bail

Freelance journalist Tendai Mandimika  was on 19 September 2016 granted bail by the High Court in Harare on charges of public violence after spending more than three weeks in police custody. Mandimika was arrested in Harare on 24 August 2016 with 12 other co-accused ...

Harassment of journalist and family following release

Bulawayo based freelance journalist, Crispen Ndlovu and his family, are allegedly being harassed by unidentified men following his release on 2 September 2016. Ndlovu was arrested on 31 August, 2016  while taking pictures of members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police...

Photojournalist Jemwa granted bail

2 September 2016 Freelance photojournalist James Jemwa was on 2 September 2016 granted $50 bail on charges of public violence by Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe. Jemwa who had been in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Prison for almost a week, was arrested on 26 August 2016...

Journalist rushed to hospital after assault

Detained freelance photojournalist Crispen Ndlovu who was reportedly severely assaulted by the police in Bulawayo was on the morning of 1 September 2016 rushed to hospital after complaining of severe headaches and impaired vision. His lawyer, Tineyi  Mukweva of the...

ZBC news crew vehicle torched

  A Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) news crew vehicle was torched in Harare’s central business district on 24 August 2016 during a march by MDC-T youths marking the launch of a campaign dubbed #MyZimbabwe. Earlier, freelance journalist Lucy Yasin was...

Police assault journalist

Freelance journalist Lucy Yasin was on 24 August 2016 assaulted by riot police in Harare while covering a march by MDC-T youths who were launching a campaign dubbed #MyZimbabwe. Yasin confirmed she had been struck once with a baton stick by  a member of the riot...