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Farewell Jeanette Minnie … the Zambezi Fox is no more

It is with great sorrow that the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) learned of the passing on November 2, 2016, of Jeanette Minnie. She died at the age of 61, after a bitter battle with cancer. Jeanette will be remembered with great fondness and respect by all...

Analysis of ConCourt ruling on ZBC licences

On 20 July 2016 the constitutional court clarified that it was mandatory for Zimbabweans in possession of a gadget capable of receiving broadcast services to pay ZBC license fees. The ruling was made in a matter dating back to 2012 involving two applicants, Bernard...

Statement on government threats to regulate abuse of social media

MISA-Zimbabwe notes with great concern escalating threats by government to “regulate” social media in a statement issued by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and echoed by senior government officials. The vagueness of the...

Zanu PF youths assault journalist

MISA-Zimbabwe Media Alert 20 June 2016 Albert Masaka a journalist with the weekly Standard newspaper was on 18 June 2016 reportedly assaulted by ruling Zanu PF youths who were on the rampage in Harare’s dormitory town of Chitungwiza. According to the Standard, the...

Media groups brief ACHPR chairperson on media reforms

MISA-Zimbabwe Communiqué Harare, 17 May 2016 MISA- Zimbabwe on 16 May 2016 hosted a dinner for the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Commissioner Pansy Tlakula in Harare during which she was briefed on developments pertaining...

MISA Zimbabwe & POTRAZ open dialogue on net neutrality

Earlier today the Media Insititute of Southern Africa of Zimbabwe (MISA -Zimbabwe) and the local telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, brought together the country’s internet service providers and mobile networks operators for a discussion on net neutrality. The discussion,...