Freedom of Expression Tracker: Threatened

Officer Commanding CID Law and Order, Assistant Commissioner Crispen Makedenge, wanted Chidza to disclose who had given him the communiqué when he covered the war veterans’ meeting in Harare last month. The police recorded a statement from Chidza before he was realeased without charges.
MISA Stance:
In conducting their investigations the police should be guided by the need to respect the Constitution. The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is protected by the Constitution and any journalist who refuses to disclose sources of news will be acting within their constitutionally guaranteed rights.