Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)
Articles by Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)

The right to privacy in Zimbabwe is increasingly under threat following remarks by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had managed to track the locations of certain individuals and their communication details.

Human rights groups worldwide highlight that the bill in its current form does not meet international standards on protecting privacy and personal data

IFEX members are calling for changes to Zimbabwe’s recently gazetted Freedom of Information Bill to bring it in line with Zimbabwe’s constitution and international human rights standards.

A SADC election observer looks on as Zimbabwe security forces queue to vote, in Harare, 14 July 2013, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images

MISA-Zimbabwe is asking governments preparing to hold elections in the SADC region to ensure access to information and guarantee safety of journalists.

Policemen stand guard outside a courthouse, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 22 August 2018, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to the press after a political parties dialogue meeting in Harare, 6 February 2019, JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images

MISA Zimbabwe’s recently published 2018 State of the Media report is now available online.

A man reads the local English-written daily newspaper 'The Citizen', in Arusha, northern Tanzania, 23 March 2017, STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Residents walk through the streets of Macomia, in Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique, 11 June 2018, EMIDIO JOSINE/AFP/Getty Images

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.