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Include journalists in the COVID-19 priority vaccination rollout

Journalists, together with other essential priority groups, are frontline workers that need to be prioritised as well given the critical role they play in keeping the nation informed on developments and measures the government is taking to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journalist Chin’ono granted bail

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 27 January 2021 granted bail by High Court judge Justice Foroma following his arrest and detention at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison on charges of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State.

Malawi police assault investigative journalist

A group of 10 Malawi police officers on 22 January 2021 allegedly assaulted an investigative journalist, Henry Mhango, while he was reporting on compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

Mutare police to prioritise journalists safety during lockdown

MISA Zimbabwe’s Mutare Advocacy Committee represented by chairperson Kenneth Matimaire recently held a meeting with police in the eastern border town of Mutare during which they discussed the safety of journalists during the current COVID-19 national lockdown.

MISA Zimbabwe position on 2021 registration, accreditation fees

Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC), with the approval of the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services recently gazetted the registration and accreditation fees for media companies and journalists in terms of Statutory Instrument (SI) 22 of 2021.

Judgement reserved for Chin’ono bail appeal

Justice Daviso Foroma reserved ruling in the bail appeal by detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who appeared before the High Court of Zimbabwe earlier today. The judge gave no return date on when he is likely to give the judgement.