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MISA Zimbabwe is encouraged by the robust and non-partisan debate in Parliament on 24 September 2020 on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill.
Two Mozambican journalists were reportedly attacked in two different locations at night on 20 September 2020 by unidentified assailants who were travelling in vehicles without registration number plates.
Several journalists who attended a press conference by Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) President Takudzwa Ngadziore today, Friday the 18th of September 2020 were assaulted by unidentified men who violently disrupted the presser.
Lawyers representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 1 September 2020 told Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna that the journalist is not feeling well as he is feverish and having severe headaches.
Freelance journalists Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira on 1 September 2020 applied for discharge at the close of the State case on allegations of breaching the COVID-19 regulations.
High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi has reserved ruling in the bail appeal by journalist Hopewell Chin’ono to Wednesday, 2 September 2020 after hearing arguments by the state and the defence teams.
NewsDay journalist Rex Mphisa and Zimpapers sales representative Charles Marerwa were on 27 August 2020 acquitted by Magistrate Ania Chimweta on charges of violating the COVID-19 regulations.
On the night of 23 August 2020, the offices of Canal De Mozambique (CanalMoz) suffered a suspected arson attack with reports indicating that computers and other key equipment were burnt down.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 24 August 2020 denied bail yet again following his fresh bail application on the basis of changed circumstances.