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Media law reform and legislation

Journalists undergo training on constitutional reporting

The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CARL) in partnership with MISA Zimbabwe and the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) recently conducted a series of training workshops on reporting on constitutional issues for journalists.

Shocking Freedom of Information Bill gazetted

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 engages parliamentary committee on media reforms

MISA Zimbabwe in partnership with the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) on 27 and 28 June 2019 held an intense two-day workshop with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media, and Broadcasting Services in Gweru, Zimbabwe.

Statement on the announced repeal of AIPPA

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).