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Journalists free to cover the ZEC mobile voter registration exercise 

In his letter, Dr Moyo said the clarification sought would ensure that journalists are able to cover the registration exercise without hindrance as provided for by Section 61 of the Constitution which protects media freedom as well as Section 62 on the right to access to information.

#D4DJournalism: Reporting trip to the e-Governance Conference 2023

With the objective of promoting a broader public debate on e-governance across the African continent and ensuring that the outcomes of such dialogue permeate to other sectors of society, the AU-EU D4D Hub is sponsoring a reporting trip for three African journalists to attend the e-Governance Conference in person.

MISA Botswana elects new NGC

The elections took place four months after the annual general meeting in September 2022 was suspended as one of the aspirants for the position of chairperson of MISA Botswana was an active member and a position bearer in a political party – something that is an affront to the MISA Regional Network’s values.

Governments should come up with punitive measures for crimes against journalists

The event, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, was jointly organised by MISA, UNESCO, the Government of Zimbabwe (Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services), Media Monitors and the International Media Support (IMS).

Worrying increase in cases of impunity for crimes against journalists

We therefore reiterate our earlier calls for the Government, through key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe Media Commission, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Zimbabwe Republic Police, to come up with concrete mechanisms to curb these worrying media freedom violations.