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Media law reform and legislation

Zimbabwe’s ConCourt confirms criminal defamation unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court on 3 February 2016 granted an application by MISA- Zimbabwe seeking confirmation of the fact that criminal defamation is no longer part of the law. The ruling followed a concession by the State that Section 96, which provides for criminal...

Parliament renounces stringent accreditation requirements

The Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda has renounced earlier stringent accreditation requirements for journalists who cover parliament requiring them to be first cleared by the police. This followed severe criticism by journalists and the media industry after...