Freedom of Expression Tracker: Bombed

Earlier, freelance journalist Lucy Yasin was assaulted by members of the riot police while covering the same march which was reportedly disrupted by the police.
MISA Stance:
MISA-Zimbabwe strongly condemns the torching of the vehicle as a gross violation of the media’s right to cover events as they unfold without any hindrance or risk to their lives as provided for and protected by the Constitution. Journalists should also exercise extreme caution when covering violent demonstrations or potentially explosive situations. MISA-Zimbabwe therefore reiterates its calls for journalists to constantly refer to the safety and security manuals of the profession when entering or covering hostile situations.