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Over-regulation of the internet threat to digital rights

Over-regulation of the internet threat to digital rights

It is reported that the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica  Mutsvangwa, was recently asked in parliament what the government is doing to ensure and enforce cybersecurity and also punishing internet abusers.

Analysis of the newly enacted Zimbabwe Media Commission Act

The Zimbabwe Media Commission Act seeks to make further provision with regard to the functions of the Commission, to provide for the manner in which the Commission exercises its functions, to provide for the investigation and hearing procedure by the Commission of complaints received and to provide for the secretariat of the Commission among other.

Statement to the ACHPR on Right to free expression in Southern Africa

Statement to the ACHPR on Right to free expression in Southern 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.

Tanzanian minister intervenes following arrest of journalists

A Tanzanian official on 12 April 2021 allegedly caused the arrest of two journalists, only days after the country’s leader, President Samia Suluhu Hassan promised a change of culture in terms of the authorities’ relations with the media.

Tanzanian minister intervenes following arrest of journalists

Tanzanian minister intervenes following arrest of journalists

A Tanzanian official on 12 April 2021 allegedly caused the arrest of two journalists, only days after the country’s leader, President Samia Suluhu Hassan promised a change of culture in terms of the authorities’ relations with the media.