Media freedom

  • Courts and Law

    Calls for fair trial for journalist Jeffrey Moyo

    As international correspondent Jeffrey Moyo was denied bail for allegedly breaching a section of the Zimbabwe Immigration Act by helping two foreign journalists work in the country without proper media accreditation, local organisations have called for his release and for him to be accorded a fair trial. Moyo (37), a correspondent for Inter Press Service (IPS), the New York Times…

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  • Analysis

    Hopewell Chin’ono caught pens down

    By Dr Masimba Mavaza MEDIA freedom has been abused around the world over the past decade. In some of the most influential democracies in the world, populist journalists have overseen concerted attempts to effect undemocratic regime change under the guise of the independence of the media sector. While the threats to global media freedom are real and concerning in their own…

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  • Letters

    Zanu-PF supporters manhandle journalist, confiscate phone

    By MISA Zimbabwe NewsDay correspondent Kenneth Nyangani was on 8 December 2020 reportedly manhandled at the Zanu PF provincial headquarters in the eastern border town of Mutare while covering demonstrations by some disgruntled party supporters. The Zanu PF supporters were reportedly demonstrating over the handling of the party’s district co-ordinating committee (DCC) elections. His phone was briefly confiscated and the…

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