A new law replacing the Press Law may represent dangers to the enjoyment of basic rights already established and urges society to maintain its interest on this matter so that any new law continues to offer strong guarantees regarding the contribution of freedom of expression.
On 9 June, MISA wrote a letter to King Mswati III regarding the deteriorating state of media freedom in the country.
Journalist Jeffery Moyo and ZMC employee Thabang Manhika denied bail on charges of contravening Immigration Act.
Canadian Ambassador to Zimbabwe remarks on the state of media freedom and journalists’ safety and security in the country.
MISA World Press Freedom day 2021 statement: SADC member states should enable a free, independent pluralistic media
MISA has launched a regional report on the state of press freedom in Southern Africa, which looks at media violations, the state of gender media and digital rights in the region among other topics.
Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan has ordered the re-opening of media houses that were shut during the term of her predecessor, the late John Magufuli.
A senior Zambian government official marched to the police headquarters in Lusaka demanding that law enforcement agents do more to protect journalists who are facing increased attacks and harassment.
Mozambican authorities on 16 February 2021 deported British journalist Tom Bowker whom they accused of violating the country’s immigration laws.
Independent Member of Parliament for Norton, Honourable Temba Mliswa on 11 February 2021 threatened to move a motion in parliament for the enactment of a harsh media law that imposes custodial sentences for unethical journalists.