Access to information

It is a fundamental human right to ask for and receive, information held by public organisations and bodies. It is critically important to make sure that information held by the public, and in some cases private institutions is available and accessible to citizens in a form and/ or language understandable to them.

MISA Zimbabwe lobbies for the enactment of democratic access to information laws as the right to seek, access and receive information is guaranteed by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and Article 4 of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa.  It is also provided for in sections 61 and 62 of the Zimbabwe constitution.

Therefore, this programme seeks to campaign for the public to enjoy their right to be informed through unrestricted access to information.

International Day for Universal Access to information

MISA Zimbabwe commemorates September 28th as International Day for Universal Access to Information. MISA Zimbabwe celebrates Universal Access to Information Day to raise awareness about the importance of the right of access to information in Zimbabwe and throughout the world and cast the spotlight on the challenges that hamper the enjoyment of this fundamental right.

Access to information and knowledge, free expression (online and offline), respect for cultural and linguistic diversity and quality education for all, are key pillars in building knowledge societies.

Access to information news from our chapters

MISA ZIMBABWE 2023 STATE OF THE MEDIA REPORT (Now Available!!!)

MISA ZIMBABWE 2023 STATE OF THE MEDIA REPORT (Now Available!!!)

Introduction The United Nations Plan of Action on The Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity is anchored on four fundamental pillars of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships. With these four pillars in mind, MISA Zimbabwe accelerated and...

Press freedom declines significantly in Southern Africa

Press freedom declines significantly in Southern Africa

Press freedom in Southern Africa has significantly declined in the past year, with several countries declining in the annual Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index.  However, improvements were recorded in Tanzania, Malawi, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, and Angola....

Parly issues adverse report on court electronic management system

Parly issues adverse report on court electronic management system

The Parliamentary Legal Committee has issued an adverse report on Statutory Instrument 153 of 2023 High Court (Amendment) Rules, 2023 (NO.1), which relates to the Judicial Service Commission’s Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS). The Committee met on...