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Member of Parliament for Buhera South Joseph Chinotimba verbally attacked and threatened a journalist for the Masvingo provincial weekly The Mirror during this year’s commemorations to mark Heroes Day.
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.
NewsDay journalist Tinotenda Samukange was detained for close to three hours by soldiers in Harare’s high-density suburb of Kuwandzana on the 3rd of August 2018.
Local and foreign media were temporarily barred access to an MDC Alliance press conference called by the party leader Nelson Chamisa at the Bronte Hotel, Harare.
MISA Zimbabwe has received two more reports of journalists injured while covering events that took place in Harare on Wednesday, 1 August 2018 in the afternoon.
In a tweet sent out this afternoon, Joseph Cotterill (@jsphctrl) a Southern Africa correspondent at the Financial Times spoke about his encounters with Zimbabwean security forces.
This election has also been significant because of the increasing role social media and other ICT tools have played in election-related matters. This short write up details three online events caused directly by actions in the “offline” world.
Yeshiel Panchia a journalist with the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) was on 2 August 2018 assaulted by a soldier following deployment of the army to quell protests in Harare.
The army on 1 August 2018 ordered journalists covering riotous demonstrations over delays in the release of presidential election results in Harare to switch off their video recording equipment and cameras.