The Independent Complaints Commission bill public meetings will be held in Harare and Victoria Falls on June 7, Chinhoyi and Bulawayo on June 8, Bindura and Gwanda on June 9, Marondera and Masvingo, June 10 and finally, Gweru and Mutare on 12 June.
Journalist Jeffery Moyo and ZMC employee Thabang Manhika denied bail on charges of contravening Immigration Act.
Canadian Ambassador to Zimbabwe remarks on the state of media freedom and journalists’ safety and security in the country.
MISA Zimbabwe 2021 World Press Freedom Day Statement: Windhoek Declaration MISA’s guiding star 30 years on
MISA has launched a regional report on the state of press freedom in Southern Africa, which looks at media violations, the state of gender media and digital rights in the region among other topics.
Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered the re-opening of media houses that were shut during the term of her predecessor, the late John Magufuli.
A senior Zambian government official marched to the police headquarters in Lusaka demanding that law enforcement agents do more to protect journalists who are facing increased attacks and harassment.
Mozambican authorities on 16 February 2021 deported British journalist Tom Bowker whom they accused of violating the country’s immigration laws.
Independent Member of Parliament for Norton, Honourable Temba Mliswa on 11 February 2021 threatened to move a motion in parliament for the enactment of a harsh media law that imposes custodial sentences for unethical journalists.
MISA Zimbabwe’s Advocacy Committee in Masvingo led by chairperson Passmore Kuzipa on 31 January 2021, held a meeting with Officer Commanding Masvingo Province who pledged to work with the media during and after the COVID-19 lockdown.