Media violations and victories

Media freedom monitoring is one of the core activities of MISA Zimbabwe since its establishment in 1995.

This assists the organisation to compile accurate and detailed information and records on abuses or progress being made towards a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media as envisaged by the Windhoek Declaration.


A commuter omnibus operator Peter Chiware on 21 October 2019 reportedly threatened to shoot the entire TellZim newsroom staff following the publication of a story involving a brawl between his wife ...


Police this afternoon, 19 October 2019, assaulted journalist Ruvimbo Muchenje while they were dispersing protesters in the Harare City Centre. Muchenje is a journalist with one of Zimbabwe’s daily ...


Unidentified MDC Alliance security personnel grabbed and confiscated a Canon 6D digital camera belonging to local journalist Ari Goldstein during the party’s rally in Glen View, Harare on 1 ...


Officers in the President’s department this morning invited 263Chat journalist Lovejoy Mutongwiza for an interview at the Harare Central Police station. The interview lasted an estimated 2 hours. ...


Leopold Munhende a journalist with NewZimbabwe.Com was on 23 August 2019 reportedly arrested at the New Government Complex in Harare while covering a demonstration by members of the Amalgamated ...


At around 2200hrs today, 21 August 2019, a group of unidentified, masked and armed men abducted Bustop TV comedian Samantha Kureya, popularly known as Gonyeti from her Mufakose home. The men did ...


Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) anti-riot officers assaulted Talkmore Fani Mapfumo a local journalist with online publication Zim Morning Post today, 16 August 2019, in Harare for filming the police ...


Nunurai Jena a correspondent with the Voice of America’s Studio 7 was on the morning of 7 June 2019 arrested and detained without charges for three hours by police in Kadoma in Zimbabwe’s ...


Prominent Zimbabwean musician Sulumani Chimbetu on 5 April 2019 reportedly assaulted freelance journalist Tendai Guvamombe after the musician did not take kindly to a question that had been put to ...


The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers this afternoon intentionally shot three teargas canisters into occupied offices belonging to 263Chat, a local media organisation based in ...