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NewsDay Journalists Assaulted On Duty, MISA Zimbabwe Condemns Abuse of Authority by Police

NewsDay Journalists Assaulted On Duty, MISA Zimbabwe Condemns Abuse of Authority by Police

27 Jul 2017

NewsDay journalists Obey Manayiti, Shepherd Tozvireva and their driver Raphael Phiri were arrested and assaulted by police officers on their way Harare Central police station, where they were detained on July 27, 2017. MISA Zimbabwe reports that the trio were photographing skirmishes between police and members of the public in central business district of Harare. MISA Zimbabwe is following the case and will provide updates...

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MISA Zambia condemns UPND attack on journalists; calls for unity among journalists

MISA Zambia condemns UPND attack on journalists; calls for unity among journalists

30 Mar 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: MISA Zambia has received disturbing reports of a violent attack on journalists by unruly UPND (United Party for National Development) cadres at the party’s press briefing at its secretariat. As an institution that stands for freedom of expression and media freedom, we strongly condemn the attack on the journalists, among them one Silumesi Malumo of Radio Phoenix and Priscilla Banda of Millennium radio. It is unfortunate...

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MISA Mozambique denounces attack on public sector reporting teams

MISA Mozambique denounces attack on public sector reporting teams

15 Aug 2016

MISA-Mozambique was extremely concerned when it became aware of the attack on vehicles of Mozambique Television (TVM) and of Radio Mozambique (RM), which took place on 12 August 2016, in the Chiwala region of Bárué district, Manica province, along National Highway No.7. According to various sources to which MISA-Mozambique has had access, the two vehicles were attacked by gunmen of the Mozambique Resistance Movement (Renamo). The vehicles were carrying...

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Lesotho Times editor shot, relocated for medical attention; more media threats

Lesotho Times editor shot, relocated for medical attention; more media threats

12 Jul 2016

The Lesotho Times newspaper editor Lloyd Mutangamiri was shot on Saturday, July 9, at the gate of his lower Thamae residence in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, just before midnight. Lloyd was returning from his office after completing the Sunday Express edition, a sister newspaper of Lesotho Times. Police confirmed that a single bullet was fired and that Mutangamiri suffered severe trauma, particularly to his...

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Patriotic Front Cadres attack Zambia’s Petauke Explorers Radio

Patriotic Front Cadres attack Zambia’s Petauke Explorers Radio

22 Jun 2016

A group of suspected ruling Patriotic Front cadres on June 13, 2016, allegedly harassed and beat up Petauke Explorers Radio security officer Joseph Nyumayo and threatened to close the station. The cadres (leader’s name withheld) stormed the radio station around 16h30 on Monday and allegedly harassed and beat up Joseph Nyamuyo a Security officer for refusing them entry into the studio to fish out Petauke Central independent...

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ZIMBABWE: Zanu PF youths assault journalist

ZIMBABWE: Zanu PF youths assault journalist

20 Jun 2016

Albert Masaka a journalist with the weekly Standard newspaper was on 18 June 2016 reportedly assaulted by ruling Zanu PF youths who were on the rampage in Harare’s dormitory town of Chitungwiza. According to the Standard, the youths, armed with stones and sticks, slapped and kicked Masaka before taking his bag and other valuables. Members of the riot police rescued him from the assault resulting...

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