MISA Zimbabwe, on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, commemorated annually on 2 November, urges the government to take concrete steps towards ensuring a safe working environment for journalists and media workers in Zimbabwe.
The government on 5 July 2019 gazetted the Freedom of Information Bill [H.B. 6 of 2019].
This is the first of three official Bills meant to replace the much-criticised Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the AIPPA).
MISA Zimbabwe's recommendations for improving media freedom, freedom of expression, access to information and the safety of journalists in Zimbabwe to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2019.
On 12 February 2019, the Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa announced that Cabinet had approved the repeal of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).
High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu on 21 January 2019 ruled that the Minister of State in the President’s Office Responsible for National Security does not have the authority to issue any directives in terms of the Interception of Communications Act.
MISA Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights’ urgent court application date, challenging the use of the Interception of Communications Act to wholly suspend communications has been set.
Estacio Valoi of the Zambeze Daily Newspaper was arrested along with David Matsinhe from Amnesty International and an unnamed driver.
As the world commemorates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on 2 November, MISA Zimbabwe is greatly concerned with the upsurge in the number of cases involving media freedom violations in Zimbabwe.
Mrs Virginia Mabiza Secretary of the Commission of Inquiry on Post-Election Violence Harare 17 October 2018 Dear Madam, Media participation in the Commission of Inquiry’s public hearings MISA Zimbabwe writes to express concern over the...
A Harare magistrate recently convicted a man of criminal insult. The charge of criminal insult against Shadaya arose after he retweeted a Tweet sent from an account purportedly belonging to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Priscilla Chigumba.