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Journalist files against police confiscation of camera

15 August 2016 High Court judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba on 15 August 2016 gave the Zimbabwe Republic  Police(ZRP) up to this Friday to locate or make a sworn statement on the whereabouts of a camera belonging to freelance journalist Tony Manyangadze which was...

Police assault journalists

Members of the riot police on 3 August 2016 assaulted freelance journalists Lawrence Chimunhu, Christopher Mahove and Tendai Musiya as they covered demonstrations against the Zimbabwe government’s  plans to introduce bond notes  in the wake of the deteriorating...

Daily News journalist assaulted at Zanu PF headquarters

MISA-Zimbabwe Media Alert 27 July 2016   Daily News  journalist Mugove Tafirenyika was on 27 July 2016 reportedly assaulted by Zanu PF supporters while covering a meeting at the party’s headquarters in Harare.   Stanley Gama, editor of the Daily News...

Alert update: Freelance journalist freed

Freelance journalist James Jemwa is a free man after he was reportedly questioned by a soldier on why he was filming people queuing outside banks in Harare’s Central Business District on 27 June 2016.

Freelance journalist arrested

MISA-Zimbabwe Media Alert 27 June 2016 Freelance journalist James Jemwa was on 27 June 2016 arrested while filming people queuing outside banks in Harare’s Central Business District . According to reports still to be confirmed, the persons who arrested Jemwa are...

Police arrest five journalists

MISA-Zimbabwe Media Alert 27 June 2016 Freelance journalists Garikai Chaunza, Christopher Mahowe, James Jemwa, Khumbulani Zamuchiya and Edward Gweshe were arrested in Harare on 26 June 2016 while covering protests against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s continued...

Mushowe berates private media

The private media in Zimbabwe has been indicted for continuing to abet the West’s regime change agenda and Government is doing all it can to ensure that the media follow professional ethics. Addressing the 3rd Forum on China-Africa Media Cooperation here yesterday,...

Further remand for Beitbridge journalist

MISA-Zimbabwe Alert Update 20  June 2016 Beitbridge-based journalist Wellington Mukanhaire facing charges of breaching Section 78 (2)  of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) has been remanded to appear in court on 29 June 2016. The section...

Zanu PF youths assault journalist

MISA-Zimbabwe Media Alert 20 June 2016 Albert Masaka a journalist with the weekly Standard newspaper was on 18 June 2016 reportedly assaulted by ruling Zanu PF youths who were on the rampage in Harare’s dormitory town of Chitungwiza. According to the Standard, the...

New charges against Beitbridge journalist

MISA-Zimbabwe Alert Update 13 June 2016 Journalist Wellington Mukanhaire has been summoned by the State to appear in court yet again but on different charges following his February 2016 arrest in Zimbabwe’s southern border town of Beitbridge. Mukanhaire was initially...