Karoi police in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West Province have assured NewsDay journalist Nhau Mangirazi of his safety saying he should report freely even about rogue state security agents.
MISA Zimbabwe is proud to announce the launch of its Social Media report on the SADC region named An analysis of Social Media use in The SADC region: 2014- 2020.
MISA Zimbabwe commends the relevant Parliamentary Portfolio Committees for producing a report that largely captures the submissions of citizens during the public consultation processes on the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill.
“Corruption related to PPE … is actually murder because if health workers work without PPE, we’re risking their lives. And that also risks the lives of the people they serve.”
The centrality of access to information in this pandemic cannot be overlooked, in particular, as it relates to timeliness, relevance and adequacy of information.
Internet accessibility in Zimbabwe generally remains low, mainly because of limited infrastructure, particularly in rural areas, where most Zimbabweans are located.
This year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) comes at a pivotal moment in Zimbabwe following the enactment of the country’s Freedom of Information Act.
The MISA Transparency report for 2020 comes at a time when the world at large is under lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inevitably, this has had an effect on the right of access to information in Zimbabwe.
MISA Zimbabwe is encouraged by the robust and non-partisan debate in Parliament on 24 September 2020 on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill.
Two Mozambican journalists were reportedly attacked in two different locations at night on 20 September 2020 by unidentified assailants who were travelling in vehicles without registration number plates.