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World Press Freedom Day Statement 2019

MISA Zimbabwe’s World Press Freedom Day Statement for 2019 under the theme: Regional and Continental Instruments Key to Democratic Media Reforms

Journalists petition police over media attacks

More than 30 Harare-based journalists on 8 April 2019 petitioned the Zimbabwe Republic Police following the firing of teargas canisters by the police into the offices of online publication 263Chat in Harare on 4 April 2019.

Statement on 2019 World Radio Day

MISA Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Radio Day. This day is celebrated annually on the 13th of February and this year’s commemorations are being held under the theme: Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace.

Justification for granting of broadcasting licences unclear at law

National daily newspaper, The Herald, recently published an article in which the immediate former permanent secretary of Information George Charamba explained circumstances under which broadcasting licences were issued in the absence of a Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board.

MISA Zimbabwe update on urgent chamber application

This is an update on the urgent chamber application filed by MISA Zimbabwe with the Constitutional Court on 18 August 2018 seeking permission to live stream the election challenge hearing scheduled for 22 August 2018.