MISA Zimbabwe organised a meeting for editors and senior journalists based in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo to sensitise them on the proposed new media laws.
Media law reform and legislation
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.
A preliminary summary comparison of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the recently gazetted Freedom of Information Bill (FOI Bill).
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 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.
Minister of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Media, and Broadcasting Services to give oral evidence on the country’s media sector.
This is a statement on MISA Zimbabwe’s position on the government of Zimbabwe’s media law reforms progress update on 20 May 2019.
This joint statement is by MISA Zimbabwe and MAZ outlining the progress made thus far around the media law reforms processes and engagements that have been undertaken with the Zimbabwe government so far.
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).
In recent years, the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Zimbabwe’s government, have all repeatedly acknowledged the need for legislative and policy reforms in the media sector.