Statement on Cabinet’s approval of principles criminalising citizens ‘unlawful’ engagement with foreign governments.
Freedom of expression
The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.
On 6 July 2021, the MISA Regional Governing Council chairperson, Golden Maunganidze wrote to His Royal Highness, King Mswati III to express MISA’s concerns regarding the state of press freedom in Eswatini.
Tabani Moyo and Zoe Titus discuss past, present, and future challenges facing press freedom and freedom of expression in Africa.
MISA Zimbabwe National Director, Tabani Moyo has presented its statement to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), on the right to freedom of expression in Southern African at the 68th Ordinary Session on the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights.
Officer Commanding Bulawayo Province Commissioner Patton Mbangwa has urged journalists to adhere to the ethics of the profession in their reporting.
Tanzanian authorities have suspended Wasafi TV from broadcasting for six months for allegedly violating broadcast regulations during a recent live show.
South African journalist Thobile Mlangeni sustained injuries on 26 November 2020 when police allegedly fired rubber bullets indiscriminately in Mbombela, Mpumalanga Province.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Jamesina King has written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding the arrest and detention of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
Lesotho police have been accused of shooting journalist Ntsoaki Motaung during a youth protest dubbed #BachaShutDown on 6 November 2020.