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.
MISA Zimbabwe issues regional solidarity statement expressing concern and reaffirming solidarity with the media fraternity following the temporary suspension of Prime TV in Zambia, the temporary ban on The Citizen in Tanzania, and the ongoing pre-trial detention of Amade Abubacar in Mozambique.
Africa in January: Angola throws out clauses criminalising same sex relations, women journalists and media leaders connect at bootcamp, Ghanaian journalist murdered, a wave of internet shutdowns and more.
Military personnel picked up journalist Amade Abubacar in Macomia, a town in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. He is accused of colluding with militants that have sown terror in the northern Mozambican region.
Africa in November: Continued attacks on LGBTQI+ community and detention of CPJ staffers in Tanzania, an outspoken academic arrested – again, a petition challenging freedom of assembly filed, Unwanted Witness takes government to court over internet shutdown in Uganda, and more.
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.