Remove multiple accreditations for journalists: Mhike

By James Martin Seasoned lawyer Chris Mhike has told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Broadcasting Services that they should use the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill to do away with the issues of multiple accreditations for media practitioners in the country. Despite being duly accredited to practice journalism in the country by the Zimbabwe …

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DOWNLOAD: Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill 2019

This Bill makes additional provisions with regard to the Zimbabwe Media Commission which is established by section 248 of the Constitution and whose functions are detailed in section 249 of the Constitution with the objective to protect the rights to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the media granted under section 61of the Constitution. The …

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DOWNLOAD: MISA commentary on Zimbabwe MediaCommission Bill

Introduction The Zimbabwe government gazetted the Commentary on the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill (hereinafter the Bill) on 9 August 2019. This relatively short Bill seeks to give effect to Sections 61, 248 and 249 of Zimbabwe’s 2013 Constitution. Section 61 of the Constitution is on the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the media while Sections …

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MISA Calls On Government To Investigate The Abduction Of Comedian Gonyeti From Bustop TV

MISA Zimbabwe urges the Zimbabwean authorities and the police to swiftly investigate the case involving the reported assault and abduction of Bustop TV comedian Samantha Kureya by unidentified armed men from her home in Harare’s high-density suburb of Mufakose. These acts of lawlessness cannot be allowed to continue with impunity given the serious risk they pose to …

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Govt concerned by “unfair criticism” of Freedom of Information Bill

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The government says some criticism being levelled against the Freedom of Information Bill are not fair and urged stakeholders in the media to wait for the other two media Bills to effectively measure the genuineness of the new administration on media reforms Various stakeholders and media experts have labelled the new Bill …

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PRESS STATEMENT: MAZ Minimum Demands On Media Law reforms

MEDIA ALLIANCE OF ZIMBABWE (MAZ) PRESS STATEMENT ON THE MAZ MINIMUM DEMANDS ON THE MEDIA LAWS REFORM PROCESS As the media laws reform process gathers momentum, the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) reaffirms media stakeholders’ minimum demands on the necessary interventions that ought to be undertaken to fully democratise the country’s media and information sector. …

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PRESS STATEMENT: MAZ Elects New Leadership

MEDIA ALLIANCE OF ZIMBABWE (MAZ) PRESS STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION OF NEW LEADERSHIP Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) has elected Tabani Moyo as chairperson of the media freedom advocacy network with immediate effect.  Moyo, who is the Director of the Zimbabwe Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), takes over from Media Monitors …

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4 Out of 10 Zimbos Think the Media is Free

Wisdom Mumera Only 4 out of 10 Zimbabweans see the media as ‘completely free’ or ‘partly free with minor problems’ according to an Afrobarometer survey. The majority of the people believe that the media should have a right to publish any views or ideas without government control. The nationally representative survey was completed in 2017 …

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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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