Below is a statement by MISA Zimbabwe director Tabani Moyo, presented at the 66th Ordinary session of the African Commission of Human and People’s Rights which was held virtually today, 21 July, 2020.
Freedom of expression
This research was compiled by Hlengiwe Dube on behalf of MISA Zimbabwe as part of its project which was supported under the AfDec Strategic Advocacy Fund.
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