Articles tagged 'aippa'

Minister defends Posa, Aippa 24 March 2018 HARARE - Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has defended Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa) and the Public Order and Security Act (Posa) saying the two laws will not impede the holding of free and fair elections. Ziyambi told the National Assembly...
Mushowe blasts media polarisation, abuse 4 May 2017 HARARE - Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushowe has slammed media polarisation and its abuse by politicians, saying it is destroying the country. He said this in a speech read on his behalf by his deputy Thokozile Mathuthu at the commemorations of World Press...
Govt must guarantee journalists' protection 4 May 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe joined the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day yesterday, making the habitual — yet highly necessary — condemnations of constant harassment of journalists, the need for government to protect media practitioners cannot be over-emphasised. In the past few months, ...
Courts spotlighted as ANZ celebrates 19 March 2017 HARARE - As the Daily News celebrated six years yesterday, since it came back to the market on March 18, 2011, respected legal eye Alex Magaisa has described the influential newspaper's closure by the government in September 2003 as “not legally sound”. Writing on his Big Saturday Read blog, t...
Independent press threat to misrule 4 May 2016 HARARE - In a state like ours, where the government hides its undemocratic tendencies behind the smokescreen of the Official Secrets Act and conceals important information from the public under the cloak of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, where corruption is rampant and b...
'Align media laws with Constitution' 3 May 2016 HARARE - Media practitioners have urged policymakers to urgently align media legislation with the current constitution to promote free journalistic enterprise, journalism safety and professionalism. Zimbabweans approved a new Constitution in 2013 that explicitly provides for citizens’ right to...
Defamation a civil matter 15 April 2014 LONDON - With another commemoration of independence a few days away, one of the biggest ironies of transition from colonial rule has been the retention of suppressive legal instruments of the past. If that was remarkable, the addition of our own stifling legal tools like the Access to Informat...
MPs want Aippa amended 23 November 2013 HARARE - Legislators this week spent time debating the motion moved by MDC legislators to align laws to the new Constitution. The new Constitution which was passed in March after the referendum. The motion was moved by Innocent Gonese and Jessie Majome in the National Assembly, while in the...
MP takes aim at Aippa 10 November 2012 HARARE - Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya (MDC) is set to introduce a Private Members Bill named Media Freedom and Transparency Bill in Parliament aimed at replacing the draconian Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa). Speaking to journalists during a workshop in Harare...