Lawyers representing journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 7 August 2020 said they will be making a fresh application for bail following denial of his appeal for bail by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi.
High Court judge on 6 August 2020 dismissed journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s appeal for bail saying the appellant had failed to prove any misdirection of fact, law or both by the magistrate that denied him bail.
Tawanda Muchehiwa nephew to ZimLive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu appeared before the magistrate's court in Bulawayo in compliance with the directive by a High Court judge.
The Tanzanian government has banned organising or supporting any form of demonstrations online and ordered citizens not to share information about the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic in the country.
Sexual harassment is a vice that should be rooted out of our society.
MISA Zimbabwe's Mid-term State of the Media report for the first half of 2020, takes a look at the media landscape and operating environment with regards to freedom of expression, access to information, digital rights and media freedom.
It is important for the media to adapt and ensure that both reporters and sources are protected.
The bail hearing for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono continued in Harare on 23 July 2020 with the State calling its second witness who is one of the arresting police officers before adjourning to tomorrow.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 22 July 2020 appeared before Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna who remanded him in custody to tomorrow for the continuation of his bail hearing.
Police in Harare on 21 July 2020 searched the home of arrested journalist Hopewell Chin’ono for documents and other articles he used in allegedly committing the offence of inciting public violence for which he is being charged with.
Digital rights are not the reserve of a specific class of citizens but they extend to every human being who makes use of ICTs to communicate and access information.
Zimbabwe has flirted with the idea of adopting a data protection law, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa hinting that such a regulation could be on the horizon.
MISA Zambia condemns police harassment of journalists covering the arrival and subsequent questioning of United Party for National Development (UPND) Leader Hakainde Hichilema at Ndola Central Police this morning.
This year marks the 10th publication of the annual report on the most open and most secretive public institutions in southern Africa.
The Wits LINK Centre has opened registration for a free, six-week, online course “Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age”, starting October 10, 2018.
The government says the Bill will criminalize computer-based offences and network-related crime in line with the Penal Code of the Republic of Zambia.
Over the course of 2017, MISA has witnessed the restriction of civic space across southern Africa, along with a subtle erosion of free speech rights.
Although radio is the medium of communication that attracts the attention of the national population, the industry is by and large an oligopoly in Zimbabwe.
MISA Tanzania is deeply concerned about the disappearance of MCL journalist Azory Gwanda, who went missing in November 2017.
MISA Zimbabwe notes with concern the creation of a new ministry of Cybersecurity, Threat Detection and Mitigation in the ministerial reassignments and appointments made by President Robert Mugabe on 9 October 2017. Former Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa will head the Ministry. Concerns over the establishment of this ministry are informed by a series of veiled threats on the use of social...