MISA-Zimbabwe is asking governments preparing to hold elections in the SADC region to ensure access to information and guarantee safety of journalists.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers intentionally shot three teargas canisters into the offices of a local media organisation in Harare and then barricaded the doors preventing staff from exiting.
MISA Zimbabwe’s recently published 2018 State of the Media report is now available online.
Misdiagnoses, missed operations, and the odd joke; Zimbabweans share how losing the internet affected them.
Governments are shutting down the internet while using brute force to silence their citizens.
AFEX denounces in particular, the use of lethal force against protesters resulting in the alleged killing of at least five persons with several reported injuries. AFEX has also received reports of arbitrary arrest and detention of protesters.
More than 170 organizations from over 60 countries that make up the #KeepitOn Coalition reacted to a reported internet shutdown in Zimbabwe.
MISA Zimbabwe has written to the Speaker of Parliament expressing its concern over the use of facial recognition equipment being used on roads in the absence of adequate and clear data privacy legislation.
Journalists in Zimbabwe continue to push for the reform of oppressive media laws and a freer media environment following the violent aftermath of the first general election in the country since Robert Mugabe’s 37-year-long regime ended last year.
A group of well organised youth attacked vendors and burnt newspapers that are part of the privately owned Zimbabwean Alpha Media Holdings stable.
As the Zimbabwean public grapples to understand the implications of the government’s monetary policy statement announced on 1 October, MISA Zimbabwe explains how the mobile money transfer tax hike will infringe on citizens’ digital rights.
On 30 July, Zimbabweans went to the polls. Afterwards, tensions simmered and then erupted. In the final entry in her 6-part series of blog posts, Reyhana Masters looked at how hope turned to despair, following a military crackdown and attacks on journalists.
Attacks on journalists multiply ahead of milestone general election
Two specific incidents in Zimbabwe’s pre-election period, highlight the lack of protection and privacy of citizen’s personal information and the need for personal data protection instead of laws restricting freedom of expression.