MISA Zimbabwe condemns the assault of Swaziland journalist Andile Nsibande by police officers and prison wardens on 30 August 2018 in what is becoming an increasingly worrying development involving state security agents.
Chief Justice Malaba this afternoon dismissed MISA Zimbabwe’s urgent chamber application to live stream the election challenge hearing scheduled for 22 August 2018, after hearing it in his chambers.
MISA Zimbabwe stands in defence and solidarity with media practitioners in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia in the wake of increasing onslaughts against media freedoms and the right to access to information in the three countries.
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.
MISA Zimbabwe on 18 August 2018 filed an urgent chamber application at the Constitutional Court seeking the court’s permission for the live broadcasting and streaming of the election challenge to be heard next Wednesday.
MISA Zimbabwe writes this letter to express its concerns about the Media Monitoring Committee because neither BAZ nor the ZMC have any Boards comprising sitting board members or commissioners, respectively.
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Daym which is celebrated every year on 17 May, is aimed at raising awareness on the potential of ICTs in spurring socio-economic development.
On Thursday 3 May, Econet Zimbabwe issued notices in local print media announcing that it had acquired three Media Service Licences.
This year’s World Press Freedom Day commemorations, coming on the verge of Zimbabwe’s elections, pose the greatest test to government’s commitment to constitutional democracy underpinned by democratic media laws.
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes reports that the government has approved the merging of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) and the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).