Four journalists were today assaulted outside the Chiredzi Magistrates Court at the end of Mr Andrew Takashinga Bere’s bail hearing. Bere is accused of defrauding United States of America taxpayer funds amounting to USD 7 million dollars during his stay in the country.
Two journalists were allegedly harassed by MDC-T youths on 1 March 2018 at the party headquarters during a press conference
Zanu PF national deputy political commissar Omega Hungwe has warned journalists that she would deal with them if they reported her remarks on how her party would win the 2018 elections.
Media freedom and freedom of expression rights are core to the practice of journalism. These rights are constitutionally guaranteed and must be respected.
For a third time, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe has approached the High Court to try to bar Kwese TV from broadcasting in Zimbabwe.
Bail granted to Zimbabwean journalist, Kenneth Nyangani, who was arrested over a story alleging that First Lady Grace Mugabe had donated second hand underwear to residents in Eastern Border town, Mutare.
These wanton assaults cannot be allowed to continue with impunity as they tarnish the image of the police and ruin the mutual working relationship that should exist between the media and the police.
Bulawayo journalist Pamenus Tuso was summoned by police in connection with the case of arrested Zimbabwe Economic Freedom Fighters opposition leader, Innocent Ndibali.
NewsDay journalists Obey Manayiti and Shepherd Tozvireva, and their driver Raphael Phiri, were arrested and assaulted by police officers as they photographed skirmishes between police and members of the public in Harare.
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.