Articles tagged 'misa'

Media violations by military increase' 20 February 2019 Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe has recorded an increase in media violations carried out by the military as compared to the past years when the police were behind most of abuses of media practitioners.
Misa disagrees with merging of cyber bills 23 December 2018 HARARE -The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe this week said the proposed merging of the three cyber Bills into one could result in the muddying and undermining of other fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. “Misa Zimbabwe therefore disagrees to merge the three cyb...
Misa condemns journalist assault 27 May 2018 HARARE - Press freedom group Misa-Zimbabwe has condemned the assault of senior journalist with the NewsDay, Blessed Mhlanga by deputy minister of Finance and Member of Parliament (MP), Terrence Mukupe. The assault took place on the evening of May 24 during a live broadcast of Focus, a current ...
Zimbabwe marks World Press Freedom Day 4 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world yesterday in marking World Press Freedom Day, a date chosen by the United Nations in 1993 to celebrate the global community's commitment to the value of a free and independent press. The Zimbabwe Press fraternity said there doesn't seem to be much...
Police leave Daily News reporters for dead 30 September 2017 HARARE - Two journalists from the Daily News were yesterday left for dead after police fired rubber bullets at them while they were covering a demonstration that rocked parts of Harare's central business district. The police, who were indiscriminately firing pellets at civilians, seriously inj...
2017 poses challenges for Zim scribes 13 January 2017 HARARE - As with any other campaign year, 2017 will be a difficult year for Zimbabwean journalists who will face the prospects of being victimised by political activists and security agencies, national director of MISA-Zimbabwe Nhlanhla Ngwenya told the Daily News recently. Ngwenya said last y...
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 ...
World press freedom: Misa-Zim's challenges, successes 1 May 2016 HARARE - This week as we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we will be publishing articles on the media landscape in Zimbabwe and to kick-start the articles today, we look at Media Institute in Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe's challenges and successes over the years. OVER the past years, Misa...
Govt should consult before drafting bills: Misa 2 August 2014 HARARE - Regional governments should broadly consult the public prior to drafting access to information bills so that such legislation is in line with international and regional best practices. Zoé Titus, Media Institute of Southern Africa, Misa regional director told a media gathering in Hara...
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...
Press groups applaud striking of libel law 20 June 2014 HARARE - Media practitioners have applauded the Constitutional Court for ruling that criminal defamation is not a justifiable law in Zimbabwe and must be struck off the statutes. The Constitutional Court last week scrapped criminal libel which critics say has been employed to restrict the free...
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...