Articles tagged 'media institute of southern africa'

High Court ruling on Internet hailed 23 January 2019 HARARE - Information, communication and technology activists have welcomed the High Court's decision to have the Internet restored saying its shutdown violated the rights of millions of Zimbabweans. Government shutdown the Internet last week in a bid to stifle protests instigated by the Zimbab...
'Govt has no power to shut down Internet' 22 January 2019 HARARE - High Court judge Owen Tagu has ordered the government to open Internet access to millions of Zimbabweans who were cut off last week during a three-day stay-away. In his ruling, Tagu ruled that the State Security minister had no authority to order mobile operators to shut down Internet...
ED sued over Internet blackout 19 January 2019 HARARE - Two civic society organisations have dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court following a government decision to completely shut down the Internet twice in a week, following a three-day stay-away called by labour unions early this week.   In the application filed on Wedn...
'Internet shutdown draconian' 17 January 2019 HARARE - Information, Communication and Technology activists have blasted government for shutting down the Internet saying the arbitrary action was ultra vires the constitutionally enshrined right to information. The cyber activists said the draconian shutdown also precipitates a humanitarian ...
Journalists seek meeting with Chihuri over harassments 14 September 2016 HARARE - Local press freedom and free expression lobby group — the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe chapter  — is seeking a meeting with police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri over treatment of journalists by the law enforcement agents during demonstrations. The comes ...
Mafunda elected new Misa-Zim chair 27 July 2014 HARARE - Kumbirai Mafunda, a senior project officer for communications and information at the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights was yesterday elected Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe Chapter board chairman. He takes over from Njabulo Ncube, deputy editor of the Southern Eye n...
New Misa board must not relax 27 July 2014 HARARE - Yesterday, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa)-Zimbabwe Chapter ushered into office a new board which comprises elected members. The board comes into office as the vice-like grip on the media is being prised open.  But this is no time to relax.  Despite constitutional pro...
Go beyond politics, Moyo urges media 30 March 2014 HARARE - Jonathan Moyo, the minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, has urged the media to depoliticise and move away from the everyday election mode. He said this during the launch of a media accessibility study by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa-Zimbabwe) in Ha...