Journalism is not a crime.
Justice Daviso Foroma reserved ruling in the bail appeal by detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who appeared before the High Court of Zimbabwe earlier today. The judge gave no return date on when he is likely to give the judgement.
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the bold step taken by the legislature to put the 2013 constitutional provisions into effect by facilitating the establishment of the commission that will handle public complaints involving security forces.
Semphere and Wako died Thursday morning, January 21, 2021 in Lilongwe and Blantyre respectively.
Journalists should possess and always carry with them valid Identity Cards.
MISA Zimbabwe condemns the shutdown of the internet in Uganda a day before the elections to date, given that elections are at the core of the exercise of democracy and respect of citizens’ rights.
The permanent suspension of US President Donald Trump's account has raised the concerns of ordinary internet users, particularly the demonstrated authority of social media platforms to permanently prohibit a user from exercising their freedom of expression on their platforms.
Detained journalist Hopewell Chi’nono was on 14 January 2021 denied bail by Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube.
Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on 13 January 2021 reserved ruling on bail to tomorrow after hearing bail submissions by both the defence and the prosecution in the matter of detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on 13 January 2021 dismissed journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s challenge to his placement on remand on charges of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State.
Police officers on 30 July 2020 raided and ransacked the home of ZimLive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo reportedly looking for information on subversive materials linked to the 31 July 2020 protests.
MISA has launched the first-ever Trust in the Media baseline report for Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
The Zambia Council for Journalists Bill, 2020, is key in resolving complaints and promoting professionalism and accountability in the media fraternity.
The High Court has granted an order in favour of MISA Zimbabwe interdicting Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and other cited respondents from implementing a police warrant seeking information on the mobile phone operator’s transactions.
A police officer on 21 July 2020 reportedly threatened to shoot TellZim journalist Upenyu Chaota in Zimbabwe’s southern border town of Masvingo.
MISA Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) filed an urgent application with the High Court for an order interdicting Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and other cited respondents from implementing a police warrant seeking information on the mobile phone operator’s transactions.
MISA Zambia has expressed concern on the continued attacks on media houses in the country by the Patriotic Front (PF) political party cadres terming it to be an affront to democracy and good governance in Zambia.
The Media Liaison Committee in Zambia notes with regret the appointment of non-media persons to preside over matters of media professionalism and ethical conduct of the media sector in the country.
MISA believes the operationalization of the Access to Information Law is a step in the right direction as the former President Peter Mutharika had assented to the law but the minister responsible did not set a date for the law to come into effect.
7 July 2020 marks ninety days since the disappearance of journalist Ibraimo Mbaruco, announcer of Palma Radio and Television, in the north of Cabo Delegado province.