Zimbabwe has been ranked at 130 out of 180 countries in 2021 compared to its ranking at 126 in 2020, new rankings by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) show.
Media freedom monitoring
MISA Zimbabwe takes this opportunity to congratulate Honourable Kindness Paradza on his appointment as the Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.
The Africa Media Barometer (AMB) Zimbabwe 2020 was launched today, 20 November 2020 in Harare. The findings covered the period between November 2015 – January 2020.
The media should always, thus be on high alert and guard against propagating information that has the potential of triggering tribal or ethnic hostility among the citizens of Zimbabwe.
We have just published a detailed Commentary on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill, complete with recommendations on further improvements that can still be made on the Bill before it is passed into law.
The High Court’s recent ruling and findings on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Zimpapers’ biased coverage vindicates and buttresses the incessant calls for the long-overdue transformation of the state-controlled media houses.
MISA Statement on oral evidence given by Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation representatives when they appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media and Broadcasting on 23 May 2019.
MISA Zimbabwe calls upon the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) to address these cases pertaining to the upsurge of media censorship in southern Africa.
The detention and charge of criminal nuisance against Bustop TV comedians Gonyeti and Magi (real names Samatha Kureya and Sharon Chideu) over a three-year-old skit made headlines this week.
MISA Zimbabwe is concerned with the increase in cases involving attempts by government officials within the southern African region to curb legitimate media investigations.