Articles tagged 'journalists'

Sports journalists condemn ZC 1 November 2016 HARARE - The Sports Journalists Association-Northern (Spoja-N) has slammed Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for refusing to accredit some journalists from covering the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka. Journalists from the Daily News and other independent media houses were barred from covering the s...
ZC sinks to new low 30 October 2016 HARARE - On a day the country was supposed to be celebrating a great milestone of 100 Test matches and our 100th Test player, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) bigwigs decided to grab all the headlines — albeit for the wrong reasons. Yesterday, ZC officials denied accreditation to journalists from our sta...
Police blasted for beating up journos 16 August 2016 HARARE - Media practitioners, political and social commentators have blasted the anti-riot police who on Wednesday ran amok, beating up journalists who were covering a peaceful demonstration against continued joblessness and the introduction of bond notes in the capital, Harare. On the fateful...
Journalists attack condemned 5 August 2016 HARARE - Journalists and human rights organisations have condemned the brutal assault of journalists by police during Wednesday’s protest against bond notes and rising unemployment. The demonstration, sanctioned by the courts, turned bloody as the police teargassed and attacked the protestors,...
Press rights group slams harassment of journos 2 August 2016 HARARE - Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the harassment of journalists, in recent weeks, by President Robert Mugabe’s government and his party Zanu PF. This comes as journalists have become victims of physical attacks and intimidation, as the political situati...
Parly demands police clearance from scribes 7 January 2016 HARARE - In a move that has left many in the media industry dumbstruck, Parliament of Zimbabwe is demanding that journalists who intend to cover this year's sessions of the legislature undergo security vetting, including a police clearance. This new requirement, which was described by media st...
Day to remember journalists 9 October 2015 HARARE - Some of us have been involved in incidents, as journalists, which contained the elements of the bizarre as well as the frightening. We three happened to have landed well-paying jobs in the same foreign city. I was still in newspapers, but the two were not. In fact, they were in hig...
Scribes pay tribute to Shamuyarira 8 June 2014 HARARE - Most journalists in Zimbabwe have described the late Nathan Shamuyarira as a sober man who was an honest broker of good relations between the media and the government but those in Matabeleland are still angry that he openly refused to apologise for the infamous Gukurahundi. Political ...
Academics too predictable 10 September 2013 HARARE - It is common practice within journalism throughout the world to source comments from academics. Ordinarily, such academics will be specialists or researchers in the area within which the journalist's story falls like politics or economics. The journalistic animus behind sourcing su...
Journalists' harassment worrying: Misa 24 June 2013 HARARE - Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe has expressed concern at the escalating harassment of journalists as election talk gathers momentum. Addressing journalists attending a one-day Misa workshop on election reporting and ethics in Bulawayo last week, Misa senior programmes ...
Scribes under attack 24 June 2013 HARARE - As Zimbabwe cruises towards a crunch harmonised election, the media landscape still remains extremely bleak as journalists are being harassed everyday while newspaper copies are confiscated and vendors threatened for selling particular titles. Although the country s traditionally stringe...
Zim journalists playing lethal game 21 April 2013 HARARE - Dictators and press freedom predators are impervious to the truth. They have no respect for the freedoms of citizens and see shadows where journalists and purveyors of the truth are involved. This is the situation that our colleagues in repressive Swaziland find themselves. King Mswati I...
Journalists urged to remain united 28 March 2013 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) has urged all media practitioners to remain united despite working for different media organisations as that is the only way to speak with one voice in addressing the welfare of journalists. The call was made by ZUJ Acting President Michael Chideme...