While Zimbabwe is commendably not among the African countries with jailed journalists, the country witnessed an upsurge in the number of cases involving the assaults of journalists at political gatherings/rallies, with some sustaining injuries for which they sought medical treatment.
Media, elections and governance
New MISA Zimbabwe Legal & ICT Policy Lead
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes Ms Sithole to the organisation to lead one of our organisational strategic pillars in these complex moments in our socio-economic and political environment in Zimbabwe and the region at large.
Worrying increase in cases of impunity for crimes against journalists
We therefore reiterate our earlier calls for the Government, through key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe Media Commission, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Zimbabwe Republic Police, to come up with concrete mechanisms to curb these worrying media freedom violations.
MISA Zimbabwe and MAZ engagement meeting on the telecommunications traffic monitoring system
The Zimbabwean government, through the Ministry of ICTs, gazetted Statutory Instrument 95 of 2021 to bring into effect the TTMS. The TTMS was launched in May 2022 and is now being used by POTRAZ, the sector’s regulator.
The 2021 MISA Zimbabwe Annual report is now available!
Excerpt from the MISA Zimbabwe 2021 Annual Report
State of the Media 2021 report now available!
The 2021 state of the media report looks at the media landscape and operating environment with regards to freedom of expression, access to information, digital rights, media sustainability and media freedom in Zimbabwe.
Media professionalism, accountability and safety critical during elections
Statement on media professionalism, accountability and safety during elections
Safety of journalists and access to information critical to credible SADC elections
Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa go to the polls in 2019.
Thinking Beyond: December 2018 Edition now available
The edition on Leadership: Key to unlocking Zimbabwe’s potential beyond 2018 elections is now available.
Media barred from Commission’s hearings on post-election violence
MISA Zimbabwe’s letter of concern over the barring of private media from the Commission’s public hearings.