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    Police arrest Herald journalist

    JOURNALIST Michael Magoronga, who writes for the State-owned Herald and Chronicle newspapers from the Midlands Province, was on 25 January 2021 arrested by police in the Midlands town of Kwekwe who accused him of using an expired Zimbabwe Media Commission-issued accreditation card. Magoronga was arrested while taking pictures in the city centre as part of a story that he is…

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    Govt announces new fees for accreditation of journalists

    GOVERNMENT has gazetted registration fees for accreditation of journalists by the Zimbabwe Media Commission, with locals required to pay $600 for a new applicant and $500 for renewal or card replacement. Journalists working for foreign media houses will pay US$150. The rates are effective from January 1, 2021. The fees were contained in Statutory Instrument 22 of 2021, Access to…

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    Police told not to harass journalists over ‘old’ ZMC cards

    THE Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has advised security forces to allow journalists to operate with 2019 and 2020 Press cards since it was still waiting for the board to gazette new accreditation fees. During last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns, several journalists were harassed by State security agents for using “expired” Press cards. “The Zimbabwe Media Commission is advising all stakeholders, journalists…

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