The costs of mobile data in Zimbabwe is prohibitive and discriminates and infringes on citizens’ right to access to information as provided for by the Constitution and the African Declaration on Internet Rights.
With the lockdown coming into effect, the sad reality for the majority of Zimbabweans is that internet access remains a challenge with Zimbabwe having been ranked amongst some of the countries with the most expensive data in Africa.
The Zimbabwe government needs to strike a strategic balance between security concerns and digital rights through safeguarding citizens and content creators’ rights to free expression, in particular, and access to information and the right to privacy.
The pan-African initiative seeks to improve human rights online as well as Internet openness and access.
MISA Zimbabwe on 15 November 2019, held its annual Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Conference in Harare.
Statistics from three recent publications paint a sober picture of internet access, use and freedom in Zimbabwe.
This manual, a collaboration between Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Ford Foundation, explains the legal considerations relevant for challenging internet shutdowns in courts in Southern Africa.
MISA Zimbabwe has launched two reports that focus on digital rights and digital migration.
The latest hikes in data costs have rekindled debate about the affordability of Internet access in Zimbabwe, especially in an environment where income or salaries have remained static.
MISA Zimbabwe National Director Tabani Moyo was elected into the IFEX Governing Council at its elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Berlin, Germany, on 10 April 2019.