Articles tagged 'press freedom'

'Govt must investigate crimes against scribes' 5 November 2017 HARARE - As the world commemorates International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Misa Zimbabwe has urged President Robert Mugabe’s government to investigate cases involving the assault and abuse of journalists. The media rights organisation said the investigations will assi...
Mushohwe slams attack of Daily News journalists 4 October 2017 HARARE - Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushohwe yesterday condemned the assault by police of two Daily News journalists who were covering a demonstration that rocked parts of Harare’s central business district on Friday. Mugove Tafirenyika, a senior reporter...
Moyo denies responsibility for Daily News bombing 6 July 2017 HARARE - Former Information minister Jonathan Moyo has denied responsibility for the 2001 bomb attack at the print works of leading independent newspaper, the Daily News, which was seen by many as a government-backed campaign of intimidation. Moyo, now a Higher Education minister, said on micr...
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...
Zanu PF yobs attack Daily News journalist 28 July 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF crackheads, whose leaders have openly boasted of having degrees in violence, yesterday launched a savage and unprovoked attack on senior Daily News writer, Mugove Tafirenyika, while he was covering President Robert Mugabe's Harare meeting with a section of war veterans and ruling...
Why a free press has to be free 10 July 2015 HARARE - Most countries pride themselves on having a free press. A free press has to be free to make any difference to the running of a country. In the United States, there is no pretence — as there is in many African countries — of a government-run newspaper or radio station posing as somethi...
Long road to press freedom 4 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in celebrating the international Press Freedom Day yesterday at a time there are growing concerns over rising violations against the local media. While the country has marginally improved for the second year running on the international press free...
Zim ranked 131 in press freedom 13 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's press freedom has slightly improved, moving the country four places on the world's best and worst press freedom list compiled by Reporters without Borders (RSF). The southern African country is however, still in the red, being ranked 131 out of 180 on the World Press Freedo...
Masuku earns Press Freedom gong 2 July 2013 HARARE John Masuku, the executive director of Radio Voice of the People (VoP), is the winner of Misa-Zimbabwe s Press Freedom Award for 2013. The award was presented at Misa-Zimbabwe s annual general meeting held in Bulawayo on June 29. The award is presented in honour and recognition of an indiv...
'Not much to celebrate for scribes' 3 May 2013 HARARE - Amid pomp and fanfare that blanketed the grinding poverty, Zimbabwe recently celebrated its 33rd birthday but for journalists there is not much to celebrate. The country has only one television station which dates back to the colonial era and just as it was used by the rogue Rhodesian re...
An unfettered press key for strong democracy 3 May 2013 HARARE - We join the rest of the world in celebrating the World Press Freedom Day. Indeed, Zimbabwean journalists have every reason to celebrate but a celebration which could have been sweeter had our government been consistent in implementing reforms that promote free speech and expression. This...
Press Freedom day: Time to reflect 3 May 2013 HARARE - World Press Freedom Day gives us a chance to pay tribute to media professionals within Zimbabwe and beyond who risk their lives and that of their families in their line of duty. It is an opportune time to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press fr...