Freedom of Information Bill Fails to Lay the Mark for Reform: Expectations vs. Reality

By Wisdom Mumera The make-up of the Freedom of Information Bill, repealing the Access to Information Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) whilst more positive, as compared with the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO), fails to break any new ground entrenching the suspicion that real reforms won’t happen under Zanu PF. Since the advent of …

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Download | Access To Information Bill [AIPPA REPEAL]

  This Freedom of Information Bill, 2019 will repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act [Chapter 10:27]. The Bill will give effect to section 62 of the Constitution which enshrines in the Declaration of Rights the right of access to information. In brief, the Bill sets out— • the procedure for access …

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MOPO Bill set for public hearings

By Daniel Chigundu Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill which is set to replace the unpopular Public Order and Security Act (POSA) is set for public hearings starting on the 3rd of June. MOPO Bill has received wide condemnation from various legal watchdogs and political commentators who are of the view that it is …

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Narrative of State Violence and Missed Promises in MISA Media Report

By Staff Reporter The media report by MISA aptly captures the dire state of the country; an unbalanced scenario of high hopes against a reality of perpetual crisis. From the political challenges to the media problems continuing to weigh down the sector. Below are captured some of the highlights from the report. -In 2018 they …

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